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Volume 20, Number 1 



January, 1967 



The English Atlas of Moses Pitt 




Map of the North Pole, probably by Michael Burghers. 

The high initial cost of producing maps encourages the publishers of atlases to make maximum 
use of printing plates once these have been made. This often has the effect of perpetuating obso- 
lete cartographic styles (and forms) and of furnishing the reader with out-of-date information. Pub- 
lishing houses not infrequently develop a series of atlases derived from a single original work. In 
addition, it is not at all unusual for one map publisher to buy plates or publication rights from another, 
such transactions being quite often made between publishers of different countries. Several of the 
possibilities indicated above apply to an interesting recent acquisition by the Department of Special 
Collections - T/be English Atlas published by Moses Pitt between 1680 and 1683- 



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The phenomenal success of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the general world atlas first published 
in Flanders by Abraham Ortelius in 1570, motivated others to enter the atlas market. (The acquisition 
of UCLA's copy of the 1579 edition was reported in these pages on April 27, 1962, Volume 15, Number 
13, page 89.) The result was the production in the Low Countries of some of the most beautiful 
atlases ever made. Names particularly associated with this development include -besides Ortelius - 
Blaeu, Hondius, and Jansoon. It was a member of the last-named family concern, Stephen Swart, with 
whom Moses Pitt corresponded relative to the purchase of plates of Dutch atlases for his projected 
English Alias. In 1678 Pitt communicated his ambitious plan for a multi-volume world atlas, modeled 
after the highly successful Dutch examples and utilizing the actual plates employed for some of these 
works, to members of the Royal Society of London. That body approved the project and it was the 
Society's Secretary, Robert Hooke, who eventually undertook the responsibility of seeing that the work 
contained, as E. G. R. Taylor has written, 'the latest and best maps of all parts of the world." 

Pitt secured the patronage of Charles II and his queen, Catherine of Braganza (Bragan<ja), and 
also that of the Duke and Duchess of York. To each of these is dedicated, with engraved frontispiece 
portrait, one of the four volumes actually published, of eleven envisaged. The first volume contains a 
list of several hundred subscribers including many of the nobility of England. Among others, Sir 
Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke are mentioned as having promised advice and assistance. But soon 
an unresolvable conflict arose between the scientists who insisted on radical revision of the plates to 
bring them up-to-date and the publisher who wished to profit simply from reissue of the old Dutch maps. 
In addition, Pitt had insufficient capital to meet the considerable cost of acquiring and amending plates 
and having them printed, and thus the venture came to a premature end. Copies of all four of the pub- 
lished volumes are included in the UCLA acquisition, which was a gift from Mr. Fred C. Thomson, who 
received the M.A. in English here in 1954. 

The North Pole, Muscovy, Poland, Sweden, and Denmark are delineated and described in Volume I, 
which contains the only map in the atlas which was unquestionably designed and engraved in England 
(see page 1). This map is thought to be the work of Michael Burghers, a Dutch engraver who resided in 
Oxford from 1673 until his death in 1727. (A Burghers world map is reproduced in the UCLA Librarian 
of June, 1966, Volume 19, Number 6, page 66, in a special supplement on the Shearman Collection of 
geographical materials.) Volumes II and III of the Atlas deal with Greater Germany, while the Netherlands 
is the subject of Volume IV. The volumes each measure 22 by 16 inches and together contain some 
400 maps and many pages of text on the areas mapped. These descriptions, which indicate English 
knowledge and opinions on much of northern Europe in the seventeenth century, were contributed by 
several Oxford dons, divines (among them Bishop William Nicolson, then Dean of Carlisle), and others. 

Some years after the publication of Volume IV, Moses Pitt was imprisoned for debt— not, however, 
incurred directly in connection with the Atlas. From jail he wrote a tract. The Cry of the Oppressed, 
in which he indicated that only one hundred and fifty pounds would be required to complete the fifth 
volume, which would then produce fifteen hundred pounds, and that the sixth volume was partially pre- 
pared. 

The publication of The English Atlas at a time when the great Dutch tradition of cartography was 
in decline was especially unfortunate for Pitt. Ironically, through scientific organizations such as 
the Royal Society and the Academie Royale des Sciences of France came the impetus which gave car- 
tography its new direction and replaced the work of the Dutch school. In the course of the century and a 
half following publication of The English Atlas, topographic mapping based upon accurate surveys to 
a large extent superseded the chorographic delineations of the preceding era. 

Even the title English Atlas for a work which contains no detailed map or description of England 
would appear to be a misnomer. Undoubtedly a fairer claim to this title (or preferably the title "British 



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Atlas") could be made for the recently published 
Atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland (Clarendon 
Press, 1963). This eminently successful work 
has, nevertheless, at least one thing in common 
with the ill-starred English Atlas of nearly three 
centuries earlier: both were printed and publish- 
ed in Oxford. 

Norman J. W. Thrower 
Department of Geography 



Catherine of Braganza, queen 
consort of Charles II. Frontis- 
piece of Volume II of The English 
Atlas. 




Bibliography of County Histories 

The Department of Special Collections has received as a gift a copy of An Annotated Bibliography 
of California County Histories: The First One Hundred-Eleven Years, 1855-1966. The compiler, John 
Bartlett Goodman 111, had made extensive use of the Library's collection of California county histories 
in the preparation of his work, and for this reason he decided to present a signed copy, one of six re- 
produced from the original typescript, to UCLA. Other copies are in the Library of Congress, the Ban- 
croft Library on the Berkeley campus, and the library of Michael Harrison, President of the Book Club 
of California. 

The need for such a bibliography was first discussed more than seven years ago at a weekly meet- 
ing of the Wine, Food, and Wench Club, a group of Western Americana bibliographers and collectors 
which meets in Los Angeles to discuss the merits of certain books, dealers, authors, and collectors. 
When California county histories were discussed, the lack of a suitable reference work was evident, 
and a motion was made and seconded that Mr. Goodman prepare a checklist. 



Later it was proposed that the compilation of the checklist be a club project, toward which the 
members would be expected to contribute. The checklist concept was eventually discarded, and the 



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proposed work soon grew to the proportions of a full-scale bibliography. As plans became more elab- 
orate with each meeting, the projected scheme of member contributions evaporated, and Mr. Goodman 
decided to carry out the work on his own, with imposing results. 

In compiling his bibliography Mr. Goodman has taken the viewpoint of the collector rather than 
that of the bibliographer, librarian, bookseller, or historian, but there is much here for the researcher 
in local history. Books selected for inclusion in the bibliography can be regarded strictly as county 
histories: they contain facts from the best and most authentic sources embracing the county's settle- 
ment and early growth as well as its later history. Arrangement is alphabetical by county, and the 
histories of each county are listed chronologically. Besides full bibliographical description of each 
item, critical discussion of contents and information on publishing history are usually provided. Brief 
county histories with hand-colored maps precede the entries for each county. Mr. Goodman has also 
included essays on the origins of county histories and on the history of the firms which published Cal- 
ifornia county histories. 

J.V.M. 



Reception for the Japanese American Project 

A reception in recognition of the Research Library's exhibit on Japanese American Studies was 
held in the Library on Sunday afternoon, December 11. Consul General Toshiro Shimanouchi was a 
special guest at this event which was presided over by Joe Grant Masaoka, Administrator of the 
Japanese American Project at UCLA. Among those who participated in the informal program in the 
conference room were Professor Robert A. Wilson, Acting Director of the Project, Jean Tuckerman 
and Everett Moore, representing the Library, and a number of members of the Japanese community in 
Los Angeles who are active members on the committee which assists in collecting materials and in- 
formation about the history of the Japanese on the West Coast. Members of the Japanese American 
Research Project staff served refreshments and provided a flower arrangement of the occasion. 



Exhibit on Ruben Dan'o and Latin American Poetry 

An exhibit on "Latin American Poetry, 1880-1960" in the Research Library is being shown on the 
occasion of the centennial of the birth of Ruben Dan'o. The display was designed jointly by members 
of the Exhibits Committee of the Library and members of the Department of Spanish and Purtuguese, 
and it may be seen in the lobby exhibit area until February 2. Beautifully printed books, rare editions, 
photographic reproductions, and manuscripts will highlight certain aspects of the lives and work of the 
authors represented in the exhibit, which has been arranged to coincide with the thirteenth Congress 
of the International Institute of Iberoamerican Literatures, meeting on the UCLA campus from January 
18 to 21. 

Ruben Dario (1867-1916), of Nicaragua, was a poet whose work has had a vital influence on 
Spanish-language literature. As the head of one of the directions of the so-called "Modernist" move- 
ment, Dario reformed Spanish and Spanish American poetry by applying to it new techniques and by 
creating a new esthetic sensitivity. The exhibit features his publications (including several rare 
first editions) and the most important bibliography of his poetry. Darfo did not work alone in the move- 
ment for renovation, and others are fully deserving of mention: the author-patriot Jose Marti (1853-1895), 
of Cuba, Salvador Di'az-Miron (1853-1928), of Mexico, Manuel Gutierrez Najera (1859-1895), of Mexico, 
Julian del Casal (1863-1893), of Cuba, Jose' Asuncion Silva (1865-1896), of Colombia. 



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With the "Modernist" movement, Spanish American poetry reaffirmed some of its own values and 
also achieved universal recognition. The poets who came after modernism, but who had assimilated 
the new techniques, little by little asserted their independence from Dario's strong influence as they 
sought ever-new means of expression. Gabriela Mistral, in her return to a type of post-romantic sen- 
sitivity, to direct expression, and to a tender humanitarianism, affirmed her own originality and reacted 
to the modernist esthetics. Her voice became a continental symbol, and in 1945 she became the first 
Latin American to win the Nobel Prize. A display case in the exhibit is dedicated to her poetry; 
several handsome editions illustrate the evolution of her work. 

The exhibit also includes other writers of great intrinsic merit in contemporary Latin American 
poetry. Pablo Neruda is represented by a number of editions of considerable typographic interest, 
including translations of his work into other languages. Thus has the world honored one of the truly 
great poetic voices of our day, a poet whose influence on Spanish-language poetry is as vital as 
ever, and one of the few artists whose growing renown has successfully transcended modern man's 
divisive political boundaries. Octavio Paz, the fine Mexican poet, also figures in the exhibit with 
several significant books, as does the Argentine Jorge Luis Borges, who has written important poetry 
although he is better known as the brilliant author of short stories. Brazilian poetry is represented 
bv two great poets, Drummond de Andrade and Manuel Bandeira. 

Ruben A. Benitez 

Department o/ Spanish and Portuguese 



Book Designs of Charles Ricketts Are Displayed 

The College Library has mounted a centenary exhibit of the work of Charles Ricketts (1866-1931). 
the noted painter, art critic and historian, and stage and costume designer. The exhibit particular- 
ly concentrates on his work as a book illustrator for commercial publishers and his work as designer 
and illustrator for his own Vale Press from 1896 to 1903. Ricketts was the first designer for pub- 
lishers to bring all the elements of the book — binding, paper, type, layout, and illustration — under the 
control of a single artist. 

Notable examples in the display are his designs for Oscar Wilde's .4 House of Pomegranates 
(1891), and John Gray's Silverpoints (1893), which is often considered the most representative book 
of the 1890's in its design. A number of wood-engravings in proof copies are represented. There is 
a unique print of an early version of an illustration for Daphnis and Chloe (1893); in the published 
version, the block was totally redrawn and recut. Two other proofs from this volume, "The Wedding 
Feast" and "Venus and Anchises," are special ones made by Ricketts for his friend James Guthrie, 
the book designer, illustrator, and printer of the Pear Tree Press. There are other proofs in the 
exhibit and a selection of his trade bindings, as well as Vale Press ephemera and a letter and a post- 
card from Ricketts. 

Several of the Vale Press books have been included to show Ricketts at his best, as may be seen 
in the famous flower borders which he cut for editions of the English poets and the Italianate borders 
which he cut for the plays of Michael Field. The flower borders owe much to William Morris, but have 
been thought by many critics to be superior in their design and cutting to Morris's work. The types 
used in the Vale Press books (the Vale, the King's, and the Avon fonts) were all designed by Ricketts. 
When the press was closed in 1903, the type, the punches, and the matrices were dropped into the 
Thames, for Ricketts was afraid that in other hands they would "become stale by unthinking use." 



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The materials in the exhibit are from the collection of Charles Gullans, of the Department of 
English. The Ricketts display will be shown this month in exhibit cases near the card catalog of 
the College Library. 

J.G.D. 



Library Publications 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has published papers by Fredson Bowers, on "Bib- 
liography and Restoration Drama," and Lyle H. Wright, "In Pursuit of American Fiction," in a booklet 
entitled Bibliography, the subject of a Clark Library Seminar on May 7, 1966, at which these papers 
were first read. The contributions are prefaced with a brief Introduction by Professor Hugh G. Dick, 
who dedicates the Seminar and the publication to Lawrence Clark Powell, Director of the Clark Li- 
brary from 1944 to 1966. Copies may be obtained without charge from the Gifts and Exchange Sec- 
tion, University Research Library, UCLA. 

Mr. Vosper has published the Report of the University Librarian to the Chancellor for the Year 
1965 '66. and copies have been sent to the UCLA faculty. Library staff, and others on campus, as 
well as to the Friends of the UCLA Library and to many of our colleagues in other libraries. Copies 
will be provided on request from the limited supply that remains in the Gifts and Exchange Section 
in the Research Library. 

Publications and Activities 

Everett Moore's article, "CLEAN Down the Drain," has been published in the January 1 issue of 
the Library journal. Mr. Moore comments on the defeat of Proposition 16, an anti-obscenity measure 
backed by the California League Enlisting Action Now, in the November election in California. 

Robert Vosper has been appointed by the U.S. Public Health Service to a two-year term as a 
member of the Advisory Committee on Facilities and Resources, of the National Library of Medicine. 
The Committee deals with grants under the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965. 

Mr. Vosper has contributed to the December ALA Bulletin an Introduction to a series of articles by 
four other writers on "Library Cooperation for Reference and Research," the subject of one of the 
programs at the annual meeting of the American Library Association last July in New York. 

William Conway spoke to the literary section of the Los Feliz Woman's Club on January 5 on the 
subject of "Vellum, Old Calf, and Morocco, the Fascination of Rare Books." 

Elizabeth Dixon was one of four panel members discussing "The State of the World and the United 
States' Responsibility" at a meeting of the Severance Club on December 9. 

J. M. Edelstein has had published in the November 26 issue of The New Republic his reviews of 
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language and Wilson Follett's Modem American Usage. 

Louise Darling has reviewed the Mental Health Book Review Index, Volume 10, in the October 
issue of American Documentation. 

Robert Hayes, in the same issue oi American Documentation, has reviewed Use of Mechanized 
Methods in Documentation Work, by Herbert Coblans. 



January, 1967 



Flood Damage in Florence 

Last month Mr. Vosper reported to our readers on the formation of the Committee to Rescue Italian 
Art, which solicits support from Americans in the effort to recover and restore works of art and literature 
damaged in the November floods. (Tax-deductible contributions may be addressed to the CRIA at the 
Los Angeles County Museum, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036.) We have now 
received from CRIA a number of photographs, showing the damage to books, newspapers, and card cat- 
alogs in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, in Florence, which make very clear the great need for such 
support. 







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A Winter Quarter Message for the Faculty (Good for Any Quarter) 

Librarians are aware that a greatly accelerated and intensified use of the University libraries is 
one of the by-products of the quarter system. They have been made more aware this winter than ever 
before that there is a need in the University for more systematic instruction in the use of libraries and 
bibliographical method. Although a number of efforts have been made in years past, both on the under- 
graduate and the graduate level, to utilize the specialized talents of our library staff in bringing such 
instruction to students, there is general agreement that much more needs to be done to provide practical 
and meaningful instruction for every student in the University who must use library resources. 

The Library is a complex instrument of scholarship, and to assume that students will learn to use 
it efficientlv by osmosis in regular course work, or that they may all receive individual attention to their 
many needs in our libraries, is certainly not valid in these times. The Library staff are frequently re- 
minded by students that inadequate library instruction in university classes is a serious handicap. This 
point of view was clearly stated at last fall's Undergraduate Convocation. 

Perhaps the Library has not made as clear as it should its readiness to promote such an effort. 
To state it as clearly as possible, therefore, the professional library staff want it known that they are 
willing and eager to address class meetings or other student groups, either in the classroom or in one 
of the libraries, on the resources and use of libraries, or to participate in other appropriate ways in 
teaching about library functions. The Libran,' wants this to be a standing invitation —but now extends 
it rather more boldly than before, with clear recognition that if a massive flood of acceptances were to 
be received, some of our present staffing problems might seem minor compared with what we might ex- 
perience in a sharply stepped-up program of instruction. Such an experience, troubling as it might be, 
would surely present the affected librarians with one of the happiest challenges of their lives. The 
Library administration would assuredly have to find ways to support any such instructional enterprise 
in which librarians and professors were to find themselves jointly involved. The University Librarian 
has said in his Report to the Chancellor for the Year 1965/66, "the staff stand ready to link arms with 
any instructor in making the Library a vital partner in the educational effort." 

Inquiries should be addressed to the Reference Librarians of the Research or College Library or 
to appropriate librarians of any one of the specialized libraries on campus. 

.Meanwhile, several Library staff members are undertaking a special study of means by which the 
Library may develop instructional materials on the use of libraries, utilizing modern audio-visual 
media, which may be useful in supplementing instructional programs in a variety of fields. The Librarv 
looks with particular interest to the Academic Senate's recently established Special Committee on 
Academic Innovation as a welcome sign that the faculty will be receptive to workable and well-con- 
ceived programs which librarians may be able to develop in support of better teaching in the University. 
The Library will shortly be forwarding specific proposals to the Committee as to how the University's 
libraries may help to advance such programs. 

E.T.M. 

Acknowledgment 

Rudolph E. Habenicht, of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, has edited "Shakespeare: 
An Annotated World Bibliography for 1965," published in the Summer 1966 issue of the Shakespeare 
Quarterly, and in his prefatory remarks he has written: "The Editor wishes to thank Mr. Thomas F. 
Parker and the staff of the Periodicals Room of the University of California at Los Angeles for their 
assistance and their patience." 



January, 1967 



Oriental Library Ranks Seventh in Size in America 

Statistics compiled by T. H. Tsien, of the University of Chicago, who is chairman of the Com- 
mittee on American Library Resources on the Far East, of the Association for Asian Studies, show 
that the Oriental Library at UCLA ranks seventh in size among Far Eastern collections in American 
libraries. The Oriental collection at UCLA numbered 173,580 as of June 30, 1966, and included more 
than 135,000 volumes in Chinese, more than 37,000 in Japanese, and some 400 in Korean. The S\onu- 
menta Serica collection of approximately 80,000 volumes, which is administered by the Oriental Library, 
comprises nearly half of the UCLA total. The six American libraries which exceed the UCLA Oriental 
Libran,' in size of Far Eastern holdings are the Library of Congress (851,814 volumes). Harvard 
(401,735), UC Berkeley (283,235), Columbia (252,294), Princeton (188,321), and Chicago (184,081). 



Visit by the Founders of the UCLA Foundation 

The Research Library was visited for a brief time on December 10 by a large group of prominent 
UCLA alumni who had begun the day by conducting the first Board of Directors meeting of a new major 
support organization, the UCLA Foundation, at the Chancellor's residence. The 70 or 80 visitors 
were met in the lobby by Everett Moore, who described to them the organization and services of the 
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Librarian's Notes 

The newly elected President of the Friends of the UCLA Library, by vote of the Council at its 
recent annual meeting, is Saul Cohen, alumnus of UCLA and Stanford's Law School and now a prac- 
ticing attorney in Century City. In the Spring 1965 issue of The Veu Mexico Quarterly Mr. Cohen 
described his interest in the writings of Harvey Fergusson, Southwestern novelist, in a charming 
article entitled "The Pleasures of a Semi-Impecunious Book Collector." (The Library can still supply, 
at no charge, copies of his Harvey Fergusson: A Checklist, issued in 1965.) He is also co-author of 
An Author's Guide to Scholarly Publishing and the Law (Prentice-Hall, 1965). Mrs. Cohen teaches 
Medieval Literature in UCLA's French Department. 

The other officers are \'ice-President Robert G. Blanchard, Secretary Andrew H. Horn, and Treas- 
urer Everett G. Hager. 

The Council of the Friends, including the 1969 class recently elected by the membership, con- 
sists of Remi Nadeau, Mrs. Elmer Belt, Aaron Epstein, Everett T. Moore, Robert J. Woods, and Mrs. 
Stafford L. Warren, whose terms expire at the end of 1967; Horace M. Albright, Saul Cohen, E. E. 
Coleman, John A. Dunkel, Mrs. Bernardine Szold-Fritz, and Grant Dahlstrom, whose terms expire at 
the end of 1968; and Robert G. Blanchard, Miss Peggy Christian, Hugh G. Dick, Everett G. Hager, 
Andrew H. Horn, and Miss Patrice Manahan, whose terms expire at the end of 1969. 

During 1966 the Friends generously made it possible for the UCLA Library to purchase two major 
collections: the Warren C. Shearman collection of rare geographical books and maps, described by 
Professor N. J. W. Thrower in a supplement to the June 1966 issue of the I'CLA Librarian; and impor- 
tant manuscript additions to our already impressive Edward Gordon Craig holdings, which will be the 
basis for a special exhibition later this year. 

In addition to such direct purchases the Friends continue to aid us in many ways. Mrs. Bernar- 
dine Szold-Fritz, a long-time resident of Shanghai, has not only made many personal gifts to the 



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Oriental Library, but has encouraged a considerable number of people in the community to become 
patrons of that remarkable library. Last summer Dr. E. E. Coleman, a learned collector of Renais- 
sance books, presented us with a splendid uncolored copy of the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle. The 
many thoughtful kindnesses of Professor Majl Ewing, long-time Councillor and officer of the Friends, 
require their own catalog; most recently his D. H. Lawrence gift was described in these pages. 
Beginning in 1966 the Friends joined in sponsoring the annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book 
Collection Contest, so that now there are two awards, one for undergraduates, long-sponsored by 
our very special friend Mr. Campbell, and one for graduates, now sponsored by the Friends. 

Most importantly, however, the Friends form a link between the UCLA Library and the community, 
interpreting and focusing attention on our aspirations and encouraging the kind of community support 
that is requisite for the growth of a truly distinguished library. The programs and banquet meetings 
of the Friends during the year are always convivial and often memorable affairs, and off-campus mem- 
bers of the Friends of course have special access to our library services. We would be pleased to 
hear from anyone, on or off campus, who might enjoy membership in this worthy and pleasant society. 

R. V. 



Campbell Contest Winner Displays Collection at the Music Center 

An exhibition of rare materials by and about Gilbert and Sullivan is being shown until January 
21 in the foyer of the Los Angeles Music Center, in conjunction with performances there of the 
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. The books, sheet music, photographs, playbills, manuscripts, and 
other memorabilia in the display are from the collection of Thomas Heric, who was a first-prize winner 
of the Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions last year while he was a graduate 
medical student at UCLA. 



Staff Member Serves in the National Program ol Shared Cataloging 

Ralph Johnson will be absent for one year beginning February 1 on leave from the Catalog Depart- 
ment to take part in the national program of shared cataloging at the Library of Congress. By pro- 
visions of Title II, Part C, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Library of Congress is to ac- 
quire, so far as possible, all library materials currently published throughout the world which are of 
value to scholarship, and to supply other libraries with cataloging information on such books soon 
after their receipt. Mr. Johnson is one of the librarians from many institutions who will participate 
in helping to get the program under way. 



UCLA Librarian is issued monthly by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, 
Los Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James G. Davis, Nancy 
Graham, James V. Mink, Everett T. Moore, Robert Vosper. 



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Volume 20, Numbers 2-3 February - March, 1967 



Rare Philosophical Incunable is Acquired 

In the course of sorting through that mine of bibliographical surprises, the Portuguese collection of 
Joseph Benoliel (described in these pages last June), a slender, unbound volume turned up, bearing on 
its title-page, in gothic lettering, the words Predicabilia magistn lohannis maioris, followed by the de- 
vice, with griffins, of Denis Roce. The colophon, reading "Liber predicabilium Magistri lohanis maioris 
Scoti finit feliciter Impressus Parisius opera Anthonii chappiel... Expensis honesti viri Dionysi roce li- 
brarii Parisieii. Anno dni M.CCCC. Die vero. xxv. Augusti," has the device of A. Chappiel, showing a 
pair of improbable-looking leopards, a tree, and a shield with the initials A.C. 

A printed book dated 1400 is startling, but investigation disclosed that this was a mistake for 1500 
and that the book is indeed an incunable, and a very rare one. It is the first published work of John 
Major, or Mair (1469-1550), a noted Scottish philosopher, theologian, and historian. It is, moreover, one 
of only three books known with certainty to have been printed by Antoine Chappiel before 1501, and the 
only one of the three to bear his printer's device. The work was unknown to early bibliographers of in- 
cunables, as well as to Major's principal biographers. Tommasso Accurti first described it in his Edi- 
tiones saeculi XV pleraeqiic hibliographis ignotae (Florence, 1930) from a copy in the Vatical Library; 
as far as can be ascertained, no other copy has been reported until now. There is certainly no copy 
known to exist in the United States, since it does not appear in Goff's hicinuihulu in American Libraries: 
A Third Census (1964). 

Accurti failed to describe the printer's device of Chappiel in the Predicabilia. It is identical to the 
one reproduced, from an undated work printed by Chappiel, in Phillippe Renouard's Lcs tvarqi/cs t\po- 
graphiques parisiennes dcs .W*" el W'l^ siecles (Paris, 1926-28). The device of Denis Roce, the book- 
seller, is better known; the present one is considered his third device, with the French motto given in 
full. 

Major, one of the "terminist Scotists," was a completely scholastic philosopher and one of the lead- 
ing lights of the University of Paris, where he was student and professor from 1493 to about 1522. His 
best known work is the llisloria Maioris Brilann/ae (1521), which is considered a landmark in the writing 
of Scottish history. 

The Predicabilia is a treatise on terminist logic, forming a commentary on a section of the Summulae 
of Peter of Spain, the Portuguese physician and philosopher who reigned as Pope John XXI from 1276 to 
1277. The Summulae was the most popular textbook on logic for more than three hundred years, and it 
was the subject of many learned commentaries. The first collected edition of Major's commentaries on 
the Summulae was published in 1505. In 1506, a collection which combined the Summulae commentary 
with some of Major's treatises on Aristotle was printed by J. Barbier in Paris, for Denis Roce, with the 
title Inclitarum artium ac Sacrae pagine doctoris actutissimi Magisln Johanis Maioris Scoti... (.A photo- 
copy of this work is in the Research Library.) 



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The Prcdicdhilui will have a place of honor in the Department of Special Collections, not only as 
the unique copv in the United States but also as the Department's first French incunable. UCLA also 
has two French incunables in the Law Library and several at the Clark Library. 

F.J.K. 



Wilderness and Porklands 

"Man and the Natural World: The Challenge of Conservation," an exhibit of books and photographs, 
will be shown in the Research Library from March 8 to April 5. The exhibit touches on the long-stand- 
ing conflicts that have developed between the scenic conservationists - those who favor preservation 
of wilderness and parklands - and those who are more concerned with conservation of natural resources 
for economic use. Some of the leaders of the conservation movement, the organizations that support it, 
their achievements and failures, are depicted in the display of books and photographs. 

Of particular note are photographs of such scenic resources as the Grand Canyon and the California 
Redwoods, and representative writings on the conservation movement. Mr. Horace M. Albright, a mem- 
ber of the Friends of the UCLA Library and former Director of the National Park Service, has kindly 
lent a number of items from his library for the exhibit. 



Artemus Ward Exhibit in the College Library 

.An exhibit of the works of ".Artemus l^'ard," in honor of the centennial of his death on .March 6, 
1867, is being shown in the College Library in .March. Charles Farrar Brown achieved considerable 
fame in .America and England during his brief life (he died at 33) for his comic writings under the 
pseudonym of Artemus Ward. He was .Abraham Lincoln's favorite humorist, and on at least one occa- 
sion Lincoln read a Ward sketch to his Cabinet in an attempt to enliven the meeting. A manuscript of 
lectures which Ward gave in London, with reproductions of the visual "Panorama" which accompanied 
his account, has been lent for display by the Department of Special Collections. The exhibit was 
planned by Leonard Leader, a student in the History Department. 



The Stanbrook Abbey Press 

.An exhibit of productions of the Stanbrook Abbey Press, from 1876 to 1966, was shown in the Re- 
search Library from February 7 to .March 6. This private press, one of the oldest still functioning in 
Europe, was inaugurated in 1876 in a small passage room of Stanbrook Hall, in Worcester, England, 
a house then occupied by a community of nuns who have since become known as the Benedictines of 
Stanbrook. The cloistered order has since continued to operate the Press, with occasional help and 
inspiration from others. The strongest outside influence has undoubtedly been that of the Dutch typo- 
grapher Jan van Krimpen, who visited Stanbrook in 19'57. Nearly all of the books and folders produced 
by the Press during the last decade have been set in his types and printed in accordance with his 
principles of design and execution. 

In addition to printed works characteristic of the Press during its ninety-year history, examples 
of calligraphy and illumination were included in the exhibit, which was organized bv the Press and 
described in a catalogue printed there. A few copies of the catalogue are available upon request. 



Februarv-March, 1967 I3 

International Intrigue Revealed in Moroccan Manuscripts 

fThc Library has rccviilly aci/i/ireii the five manuscripts mcnlionciJ in this accnunt by Prrj/cssor 
I on Grunebaum, which he has kindly written at our request. The documents are now in the cure of 
the Department of Special Collections.) 

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries relations between Morocco and the Mediterranean 
and Atlantic powers were largely determined by piracy and the incessant negotiations to redeem 
Christian captives. Strange though this may seem in our day. the activities of the corsairs ran 
parallel to a rather brisk trade between Morocco on the one hand and England, Spain, and France 
on the other. Diplomatic clumsiness, often disguised as arrogance, impeded rather than helped the 
cause of either party. 

In 1699 the ruler of Morocco, Mulay Ismail, conceived the idea of establishing a firm relation- 
ship with France to secure his country against possible inroads by her European competitors. Not 
without a certain naivete, he asked for a daughter of Louis XI\' and .Madame de .Maintenon in marriage, 
promising the king that she would be permitted, in accordance with .Muslim law, to continue her 
Christian religion. The French court was not particularly attracted by this proposal, the religion of 
the suitor and the size of his harem making serious discussion impossible from the French point of 
view. Whether the affair could have been terminated more politely and thus to the advantage of the 
French merchants, or whether it was necessary for domestic reasons to laugh the suitor out of court 
by demanding his own conversion as a preliminary to serious negotiations, may be left open to specu- 
lation. 

In any event, the three letters addressed in Ismail's behalf by his former ambassador to France, 
the Count of Pontchartrain, are fascinating documents of a period whose mentality and style have 
slipped away from us much further than the number of vears elapsed would make one suspect. The 
Library is fortunate in having been able to acquire an original set of those papers together with two 
further original letters bv Ismail to a French entrepreneur whom he encourages to expand activities in 
America and to whom he promises the use of all facilities under his control. 

G. E. von Grunebaum 

Scar Eastern Center 



Southern California ACLU Archive 

.*\n archive of the .-Vmerican Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has been established at 
UCLA in the Department of Special Collections. The ACLU branch, with headquarters in Los Angeles, 
dates from 1924. The materials in the archive begin in the mid-19.?0 's and include all inactive records 
through 1965. Correspondence, briefs, clippings, pamphlets, and organizational materials will be de- 
posited regularly in the archive. 

Constitutional questions arising from the interpretation of the Bill of Rights, particularly concern- 
ing provisions of the First Amendment, have led the ACLU to involvement in many controversial cases. 
Such issues as civil rights, school integration, academic freedom and the loyalty oath, free speech, 
censorship, boycott, and invasion of privacv are of continuing interest to the Southern California oj 
branch, and the archive reflects the considerable influence that this voluntary organization has had 
in these and other aspects of civil liberties. 

E. V. 



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Memorial for Richard D. Marshall 

Colleagues and friends of Richard D. Marshall, partner and co-founder of the Los Angeles book- 
selling firm of Bennett & Marshall, who died on January 21, are invited to send donations towards a 
memorial volume in his name to Peggy Christian, 709 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles 90069. 
Checks should be made out to "Friends of the UCLA Library." Contributions are tax deductible. 
Robert J. Hyland, writing in the February 13 issue of the Antiquarian Bookman, said, "He was a true 
bookman and a painstaking cataloger... A collector, as well as a seller, of books, Mr. Marshall's 
personal library encompassed many fields, including an outstanding collection of first editions of the 
writers of the Twenties. ..especially those of F. Scott Fitzgerald, D. H. Lawrence, and Carl Van 
\'echten. There was also a fine selection of books on the Cat (he was a true lover of the feline 
breed...) and on the theatre and cinema of bygone days. He was, in fact, a walking encyclopedia of 
information and anecdotes on stage and screen personalities of the past..." 



Student Book Collection Competitions 

The Robert B. Campbell Book Collection Competitions for 1967 have been announced by the Li- 
brary. Undergraduate and graduate students may compete for separate series of first, second, and 
third prizes (S125, $50, and $25 in books in each series) and for four special prizes ($25 each) to be 
awarded by the judges. Judging this year's contest will be Elof A. Carlson, Associate Professor of 
Zoology, Brooke Whiting, Literary Manuscripts Librarian in the Department of Special Collections, 
and Robert J. Woods, Western .Americana collector and longtime active member of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library. Contest rules are stated in a leaflet available at any campus library. The closing 
date for entry is April 10. 



Clark Library Fellow 

David Kindersley, sculptor and letterer of Cambridge, who was apprenticed to Eric Gill in the 
1930's, has arrived in Los Angeles, with Mrs. Kindersley, to spend four months as Fellow of the 
Clark Library. He will devote much of his time to a study of the Eric Gill Collection at the Library, 
and will advise the staff on the collection's organization and preservation. He recently spoke to 
the Rounce & Coffin Club about his work with Gill and about his invention of a computerized method 
of optical letter spacing. He will read a paper for a Clark Library Seminar in April, and will speak 
to the School of Library Service. Mr. Kinderslev will be pleased to consult with students and faculty, 
by appointment, at the Clark Library. 



Dryden Seminar at the Clark Library 

Some of the problems besetting the biographer and editor of John Dryden, the dramatist and poet 
laureate of Restoration England, were discussed at a Clark Library Seminar on February 25 by Pro- 
fessor Charles E. Ward of Duke University, biographer of the poet, and Professor H. T. Swedenberg 
of UCLA, General Editor of the "California Dryden." The two sessions were moderated by Professor 
John Loftis of Stanford University, editor of the recently published N'olume IX of Dryden's Works. It 
was a day of celebration tor all concerned with the Dryden project, which has enlisted the efforts of 
scholars throughout the country for more than two decades. Much of the work has been done at the 
Clark Library, and the Seminar gave appropriate recognition to the Library's fine collection of Dryden 
and Drydeniana. An exhibition of first editions covering the full range of Dryden's writing was mounted 
for the occasion and will be displayed through the Spring Quarter. 

W.E.C. 



Februarv-March, 1967 15 



50,000 Volumes for the Business Administration Library 

The Business Administration Library, after five years of operation, has accessioned its 50,000th 
volume. The landmark book is, appropriately, a gift copy of U.S. Aid to Taiwan: A Study of Foreign 
Aid, Self-Help, and Development (Praeger, 1966). by Neil H. Jacoby. Dean of the Graduate School of 
Business Administration. 



Yugoslavia Is Added to PL 480 Acquisitions Program 

The UCLA Library has been designated one of eleven participants in the Public Law 480 ac- 
quisitions program for Yugoslavia. This program, begun in 1961, provides for use of some of the 
United States-owned foreign currencies by the Library of Congress to purchase books and serial 
publications of certain countries and to distribute them to selected American libraries and research 
institutions. Special acquisition centers have been set up in each of the countries, and Library of 
Congress staff members select and purchase materials on the spot. UCLA already receives materials 
from the United Arab Republic and Israel under the terms of the program. 



Library Notes 

Rudolf K. Engelbarts, who has served since 1941 in the Catalog Department of the Library, and 
has been Head of that department since 1955, will retire this summer after a distinguished career in 
the Library and in the profession at large. He will be succeeded as Head by Esther Koch, now Assist- 
ant Head of the department. 



Elizabeth F. Norton, Head of the Serials Department, who has served in the UCL.-\ Library since 
1945, resigned her position at the end of February to accept appointment as Head of the .Acquisitions 
Department of the San .Mateo County Library. Thomas Parker is now the .Acting Head of the depart- 
ment. 



In Julv the UCLA Library will become one of the participating members in the Center for Research 
Libraries (formerly the .Midwest Inter-Library Center), a cooperative bibliographical center in Chicago 
originallv established to serve ten midwestern universities and now expanded by the inclusion of 
twenty-five institutions across the country. An article on the Center's functions and their significance 
for scholarship will be published here in a Fall issue. 

***** 

An exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of the discovery of Pitcairn Island by Phihp Carteret 
was displayed in the Research Library in January and February. Among the books, all from the Uni- 
versity Library's holdings, was a rare copy of the first edition of William Bligh's A Voyage la the 
South Sea (London, 1792). The exhibit also included wood carvings, basketwork, and postage stamps 
from Pitcairn Island, and copies of the Pitcairn Miscellany, a newsletter issued by the Pitcairn School, 
all from the collection of David R. Smith, of the Reference Department. 

***** 

The Universitv Elementary School Library has for the second year received federal funds under 
the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The grant is being used to obtain 
certain reference materials which would not otherwise have been acquired. 



1(3 I'CLA Librarian 

The Biomedical Library has been awarded a five-year Medical Library Resource Grant by the U.S. 
Public Health Service. Funds in the first year will be used in applying new technological methods to 
cert.iin technical processes in the Library. 



Bibliographical assistance provided by the reference staff of the Biomedical Library is acknowl- 
edged by Richard A. Boolootian, the editor of Physiology of Echinodermata (Interscience, 1966). 



Abraham J. Heschel, of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, has written to Chancellor 
Murphy to express his appreciation for the "unusually fine" collection of Hebraica in the UCLA Li- 
brary. In the two months he used the library in his work in the history of ideas in Judaism he "found 
the library facilities so fine and the cooperation of its staff so generous that it was a joy to work 
there." 

Publications and Activities 

Robert Vosper has been appointed by the American Council of Learned Societies to serve with 
other distinguished librarians and scholars in a study group which has been asked to report to the 
National Advisory Commission on Libraries on the present status and future development of research 
libraries. 

Richard O'Brien has described the growth of collections of the University of California libraries, 
with particular emphasis on UCLA, in his article, "Nine Campuses— One University: The Libraries 
of the University of California," in the October issue of l^ihrary Trends. 

J. M. Edelstein's review of The Library of John Locke, by John Harrison and Peter Laslett, was 
published in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Fourth Quarter, 1966. Mr. Edel- 
stein is the editor of the "News and Notes" section of the Papers. 

Everett Moore was one of the panelists discussing the censorship of books on February 1 in the 
third of the series conducted on campus by the School of Library Service. 

Elizabeth Dixon inaugurated her regular column on oral history in the Journal of Library History 
with a piece in the January issue, "Something New Has Been Added," in which she publishes excerpts 
from recorded interviews with Frances Richardson, Librarian of Twentieth Century-Fox Studios. 

Louise Darling visited the University of Tennessee on February 7 to deliver a lecture and partici- 
pate in a seminar as part of a postgraduate training program for science librarians. 

Johanna Tallman is nearing the end of her six months of service in Brazil on a Fulbright grant. In 
addition to her lectures on documentation at the Instituto Brasilelro de Bibliografia e Documentacao, 
she has been able to visit many libraries and attend professional conferences. 



( (.LA Librarian is issued monthly by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los 
Angeles 90024. Rdilor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Joanne Buchanan, William E. 
Conway, James Cox, Norman Dudley, Nancy Graham, Richard King, Frances J. Kirschenbaum, Everett 
Moore, Jean Tuckerman, Evert Volkersz. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 20, Numbers 4-5 



April-May, 1967 



Turkish incunabula and Other Early Works 

Early Turkish printed books are being displayed in 
May 19. Among them are volumes from the complete set 




flora and fauna of the West Indies, 

from Ta'rih ul-hind ul-garbi ul-musemma 

bi-hadis-i nev, 1729/30. 



the exhibit area of the Research Library through 
of the imprints of Ibrahim Muteferrika which the 
Library recently acquired in Istanbul, together 
with a large collection of Near Eastern manu- 
scripts, now housed in the Department of Special 
Collections. (The woodcut illustration shown 
here is from a 1729/30 book on the history of 
the West Indies, edited by Ibrahim Muteferrika.) 
The exhibit includes other early Turkish publi- 
cations and books about Turkey from the Library's 
collections, and examples of portraits of Otto- 
man emperors from a collection recently presented 
to UCLA by Mr. Robert Bennett, the Los Angeles 
antiquarian bookseller. 

Books in Hebrew characters were being 
printed in Constantinople in the sixteenth cen- 
tury, and Greek and Armenian printing shops were 
started somewhat later. The use of the printing 
press for books in Arabic characters (for Turkish 
and other languages) was, however, regarded as 
a desecration of the medium in which God's Book 
(not only God's "Word"), the Koran, had been 
written. This ban was lifted only in 1727, at 
least for secular literature, when the Grand Vizir 
of Ahmed III, Ibrahim Pasha, obtained a Fatwa 
from the religious authorities confirming the 
legitimacy of the use of the printing press, and 
even of its usefulness for the preservation of a 
literary heritage which was otherwise, in its few 
hand-written copies, threatened by destruction 
through wear, insects, theft, fire, and other perils. 



Ibrahim Muteferrika, of Hungarian origin, was entrusted with the task of establishing the first Turkish 
printing shop and publishing house in Constantinople. In 1729 the first work left the press, an Arabic- 
Turkish dictionary, with the texts of the Fatwa, of the Sultan's privilege for the establishment of the press, 
and of a testimonial on the institution of printing by three high religious dignitaries, all printed at the 
front of the book. The volume itself continues the tradition of Arabic and Turkish manuscripts: there is 



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UCLA Librarian 



no title page, and the text begins with an ornamental invocation placed on the reverse side of a page to 
protect it from excessive wear. Seventeen works in all, several of them in two volumes, were published 
bv the press from 1729 to 1742. 

Andreas Tietze 

Department of Sear Eastern Languages 



Amharic Manuscript Is Presented by the Emperor of Ethiopia 

His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie 1, Emperor of Ethiopia, has given the University a sumptuously 
bound Biblical manuscript on the occasion of his recent visit to the campus. The Emperor was here on 
April 24 to participate in UCLA's Charter Day exercises, for which he delivered the principal address. 

The folio volume which the Emperor presented to Chancellor Murphy is a modern manuscript of the 
Gospels written in Amharic in black and red letters on vellum. Illuminated pages with elaborately flori- 
ated heading designs in many colors begin the text for each of the books of the Gospels. The manuscript 
has a heavy metal binding finished with gold, secured with heavy clasps, and ornamented with a crucifix, 
angels, and other religious symbols. 



Exhibit of Western Books of 1966 

The Rounce & Coffin Club's twenty-sixth U'estern Books Exhibition is being shown in the Powell 
Library through May 8. Forty-seven books have been chosen as representative of the highest standards 
of book design and production, from 1966 works submitted by twenty-three Western printers and publishers. 
.Members of the jury were Tyrus G. Harmsen, of the Rounce & Coffin Club, Andrew Hoyem, of the Roxburghe 
Club, and David Kindersley, the Clark Library Fellow this year. A limited number of catalogues of the 
exhibit are available on request at the College Library Reference Desk, in the Powell Library. 

Western American subjects are represented in large, lavishly illustrated books in the display, such 
as Time and the Terraced Land, by Augusta Fink (Howell-North), and The Sea of Cortez, by Ray Cannon 
(Lane Magazine & Book Company), and in miniscule by the two smallest selections. Climb the Mountains, 
by John Muir (Karen & Susan Dawson), and The .Wxlhs of California Isle, by Frank J. Thomas (Tenfingers 
Press). Provocative photographs recalling la lie de boherne in a bygone era illustrate The Seacoast of 
Bohemia: An Account of Early Canncl, by Franklin Walker (Book Club of California). Six of the nine items 
from the Ward Ritchie Press are concerned with California subjects, including A Gallery of California 
Mission Paintings by Edwin Deakin, edited by Ruth I. .Mahood. 

J.T. 



Book Collection Contest Winners Are Announced 

Professor Elof Carlson, of the Department of Zoology, presented awards on April 20 to the winners 
of the 1967 Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions. First place in the graduate divi- 
sion went to Robert A. Nash for his collection on the astrolabe, and the works of H. P. Lovecraft, assem- 
bled by Randal Kirsch, won first prize in the undergraduate contest. The judges awarded second and 
third prizes for graduate entries to Gene Carpenter, for "Documents Important in the History of Physics," 
and to Suzanne Slocomb, for "Voyagers in the South Seas." Second and third undergraduate winners were 
Gary Foshee, for "Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions," and Nicholas Cromwell, for "Racing Automobiles 



April-May, 1967 jcj 



and Their Drivers." In addition, four special prizes went to John M. Bennett (modern Spanish poetry), 
Michael Carpenter (the philosophy of Spinoza), Richard Kenworthy (works of Polydor Vergil), and Bernth 
Lindfors (Nigerian chapbooks). 

Before presenting the awards. Professor Carlson reminisced pleasantly about the origins of his in- 
terest in book collecting. He and the other judges. Dr. John Urabec, of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
and Brooke U'hiting, Literary Manuscripts Librarian, had agreed that the excellent quality of the collections 
made difficult the selection of the best from among the twenty-five finalists (fifty collections in all were 
originally entered). Contestants were invited to discuss the award decisions with the judges. Several of 
the winning entries will be displayed in the Research Library and the Powell Library in May. 

J. B. 



Book of Hours, in Memory of Richard Mcrsholl 

In the memory of Richard D. Marshall, bookseller of the Los Angeles firm of Bennett & Marshall, who 
died January 21, a number of his friends, including his partner Robert Bennett, have given to the UCLA 
Library a magnificent copy of Guillaume Godart's book of hours, Heures a lusaige de Romme tout au long 
sans liens requcrir (Paris, ca. 1521). This edition is of extreme rarity and is not to be found even at the 
Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. It is beautifully illustrated with fourteen full-page woodcuts, twelve 
medium-sized woodcuts illustrating the calendar, twenty-four small woodcuts in the text illustrating prayers 
of the saints, and other woodcut borders and ornaments. 

The woodcut of an anatomical man within historiated borders, on the second leaf, epitomizes the ea- 
ger scientific spirit of the Renaissance, and such interest is underscored by the appearance of this pic- 
ture in a devotional work. Other finely executed woodcuts include the Annunciation, the Virgin and Child, 
and the Crucifixion. The text is printed in black letter, with capital initials supplied by hand in red and 
blue ink. 

The volume is bound in handsome modern brown morocco with gilt- and blind-stamped borders and 
ornaments. The memorial bookplate was designed and printed by Saul Marks of the Plantin Press. Richard 
Marshall was a lifelong bibliophile with a great love for fine books. It is particularly fitting that he should 
be remembered with such a beautiful and elegant volume. 

B. W. 



Lawrence Clark Powell and Beatrice Warde Lectures 

The seventh in the series of Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lectures on Bibliography, presented on April 17 
by the School of Library Service, was an address on "Bibliographers of the Golden State" by Lawrence 
Clark Powell, emeritus Dean of the School. A highly partisan throng enjoyed Dean Powell's assessment 
of the bibliographical careers of Alexander Taylor, Hubert Howe Bancroft, Robert Ernest Cowan, and Henry 
R. Wagner. 

The UCLA Bibliographical Printing Chapel, of the School of Library Service, sponsored Mrs. Beatrice 
Warde as the sixth lecturer in its series on Taste in Typography on April 25- Mrs. Warde spoke on "The 
Typography of Eric Gill," mounting a spirited defense of some of Gill's ideas on taste, art, and typographic 
design. 



20 LCLA Librarian 



Manuscripts of Novels by the Norrises 

An important collection of the literary manuscripts of Charles Oilman Norris (1881-1945) and Kathleen 
Norris (1880-1966) has been added to the Department of Special Collections as a gift from the Friends of 
the UCLA Library. Charles G. Norris was born in Chicago and was a resident of Palo Alto for most of his 
life. In the early years of the century he was an editor of Sunset Magazine. His wife, whom he married 
in 1909, was a native of San Francisco; for a short time she was a student at the Berkeley campus of the 
University. 

The collection contains manuscripts of seven of the approximately fifteen novels written by Charles 
G. Norris, including Bread {1925), Pig Iron (1925), Seed (19^0), and The Beach (which apparently was un- 
published). There are fourteen manuscripts of novels by Kathleen Norris (she wrote nearly one hundred 
in all), including Rose of the World (1924), Barberry Bush (1927), Belle Mere (1931), and Angel in the 
House (1933). 

B. W. 



Statistics on the Size and Growth of University Libraries 

The accompanying tables, compiled from the Academic Library' Statistics 196^-66 collected and pub- 
lished by the Association of Research Libraries, show that the UCLA Library, which in the previous year 
had overtaken the University of Toronto Library to rank eleventh in size, has now in turn been passed by 
Toronto and relegated again to twelfth place. The column of figures on Net Volumes Added tells the 
story: in a year when UCLA had cut back its acquisitions, Toronto's had sharply increased. 

The rankings in size of libraries were altered from 1964-65 to 1965-66 only by the switch of eleventh 
and twelfth places and by the precipitate plunge of Wisconsin from fourteenth to twentieth place. Wiscon- 
sin reports the net addition of 108,547 volumes, but its 1965-66 holdings are 152,806 less than reported 
for 1964-65, and this discrepancy is unexplained in accompanying notes. Two years ago we reported Wis- 
consin's leap, unencumbered by qualifying footnotes, from twentieth to fourteenth place, and we surmise 
now, as we did then, that the changes have to do with the inclusion or exclusion of statistics for the Mil- 
waukee campus. 

Definitions and methods of counting can change from time to time, and thus a library's figure for total 
holdings in 1965-66 is not always the sum of the 1964-65 figure and the figure for net volumes added. Un- 
explained discrepancies may be found in the figures reported by Yale, Columbia, UC Berkeley, Stanford, 
and .Minnesota, in addition to Wisconsin; Michigan's discrepancy is explained in an accompanying note by 
the exclusion of statistics for one campus unit, and Chicago's is attributed to a change in the counting 
of serial volumes. Indiana University, as is its custom, does not report the number of volumes added, but 
the net addition presumably was 171,356, which, if correct, would rank that library third in the nation for 
acquisitions. There are no discrepancies in the figures reported for eleven institutions: Harvard, Illinois, 
Cornell, Toronto, UCLA, Princeton, Pennsylvania, Ohio State, Texas, Duke, and Northwestern. 

UCLA and UC Berkeley are listed, by Net Volumes Added in 1965-66, in seventh and eighth places, 
which are unprecedented for these libraries in the last decade. In the seven years from 1958-59 to 1964- 
65, in fact, neither the Berkeley nor the Los Angeles acquisition figures ever ranked below fifth place; 
they were usually led by Harvard and accompanied by Cornell. No other institutions in recent years had 
consistently recorded such high accessions, but the 1965-66 statistics tell another tale. 



April -May, 1967 



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Volumes in Library: 



1965-66 



1964-65 



Net Volumes Added: 



1965-66 



1. 


Harvard 


7,600,357 


( 1) 


7,445,072 


1. 


Illinois 


194,651 


2. 


Yale 


5,00-4,301 


( 2) 


4,831,738 


2. 


Toronto 


186,161 


3. 


Illinois 


4,083,634 


( 3) 


3,888,983 


3. 


Cornell 


166,915 


4. 


(~olumbia 


3,675,920 


( 4) 


3,569,565 


4. 


Yale 


163,660 


5. 


.Michigan 


3,516,355 


( 5) 


3,409,982 


5. 


Harvard 


155,285 


6. 


UC Berkeley 


3,179,63 3 


( 6) 


3,113,024 


6. 


Stanford 


137,116 


"7 


Cornell 


2,892,539 


( 7) 


2,725,624 


7. 


UCLA 


136,267 


8. 


.Stanford 


2,627,095 


( 8) 


2,560,334 


8. 


UC Berkeley 


132,655 


9. 


C'hicago 


2,504 '50 


( 9^ 


2,406,142 


9. 


Michigan 


131,520 


10. 


.Minnesota 


2,480,09" 


(10) 


2,381,212 


10. 


Texas 


114,313 


11. 


Toronto 


2,. 344, 797 


(12) 


2,158,636 


11. 


Wisconsin 


108,547 


12. 


rcLA 


2,333,442 


(11) 


2,197,175 


12. 


Chicago 


105,537 


13 


Princeton 


2,097,737 


(13) 


1,992,743 


13. 


Princeton 


104,994 


14. 


Pennsylvania 


1,958,602 


(15) 


1,894,480 


14. 


.Minnesota 


103,190 


15. 


Indiana 


1,943,256 


(16) 


1,771,900 


15. 


Johns Hopkins 


100,810 


IC. 


Ohio State 


1,845,069 


(17) 


1,748,943 


16. 


Columbia 


96,837 


17. 


Texas 


1,838,645 


(18) 


1,724,332 


17. 


Ohio State 


96,126 


18. 


Duke 


1,783,803 


(19) 


1,716,855 


18. 


Washington Univ. 


83,131 


19. 


Northwestern 


1,771,899 


(20) 


1,709,172 


19. 


Rutgers 


82,204 


20. 


U'isconsui 


1,744,321 


(14) 


1,897,127 


20. 


.Maryland 


81,098 



Gift of Pasteur's Studies on V/ine 

A century ago Louis Pasteur heard that a California wine maker had used his new heating process on 
100,000 liters of wine. "Across continents and oceans," Pasteur wrote, "1 extend my most sincere thanks 
to this honest wine maker from f .ilifornia whose name I am sorry not to know . . . These men go forward 
with giant steps, while we timidK- place one foot in front of the other . . ." 

.Another Californian, Dr. Robert J. Moes. the distinguished book collector and past president of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library, has presented to the Department of Special Collections a fine copy of the 
first edition of Pasteur's Eludes si/r Ic i iii, published in Paris in 1866. In it appeared the results of his 
experiments on the "maladies" of wine, and. of especial importance to the wine grower, the pasteurization 
process, which made it possible to export wines without fear of their deterioration. In the following year 
Pasteur's method was awarded the dr.ind Prix of the Exposition Universelle in Paris. 

W.J.S. 



Memorial Fund for Dovid A. Leonard 



A fund in the memory of David .A. Leonard, who died recently at the age of seventy-five, has been es- 
tablished at the Library by members of his family for the purchase of books on theater arts. .Mr. Leonard's 
career as an actor of stage, radio, film, and television spanned half a century. He joined .Actor's Equity 
in I9I5, and was made one of the few honorary life members of that association. He had served as an in- 
structor at the American Academy iif Dramatic Arts, .where he communicated a scholar's love of books and 
learning to his students. One contributor to the fund was David Leonard's granddaughter Joan, a student 
at UCLA, and in her accompanying letter she said, "Perhaps the books bought from this fund can be al- 
most as inspirational to others as my grandfather was to myself, my sister, brothers, cousins, and to so 
many other people of my generation." 



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Publications and Activities 

The first three numbers of Junior College Research Review, a review of research reports received 
and processed at the Clearinghouse for Junior College Information, have been issued under the editorship 
of Arthur M. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, assisted by Lorraine Mathies, Co-Investi- 
gator of the Clearinghouse. 

The Biomedical Library's Brain Information Service, under the direction of Mrs. Pat Walter, is com- 
piling the Index to Current Electroencephalographic Literature, which began publication in February as 
a quarterly supplement to Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 

Robert Vosper's keynote address on "The Public Interest" at the annual meeting of the American 
Documentation Institute in Santa Monica last October has been published in the January-February issue 
of the Newsletter of the ADI. 

Mr. Vosper will speak on "The Widening Horizons of Librarianship" at the Junior Members Round 
Table session during the annual meeting of the American Library Association this June in San Francisco. 

James Mink gave a lecture and demonstration on "Oral History and the Library" at a meeting on April 
1 of the Southern District of the California Library Association. 

Martha Gnudi has reviewed the five-volume set of the Epistolario of Lazzaro Spallanzani, compiled 
by Benedetto Biagi, for the January issue of the Journal of the History of Medicine. 

Jerome Cushman's interviews with Donald T. Clark and John E. Smith, University Librarians, respec- 
tively, of the Santa Cruz and Irvine campuses, have been published in an article entitled "Instant College 
Libraries" in the Library Journal of February 1. 

Audree Malkin has compiled a selected bibliography, with brief anotations, of "Business Books of 
1966," published in the Library Journal of March 1, an issue which uses her portrait on its cover. 

Robert Ting proposes the establishment of a national preprint clearinghouse for physics in an article, 
"Preprint and the Physics Library: A Crisis and a Proposal," in the Spring issue of Sci-Tech News. 

Lawrence Clark Powell and Everett Moore have been newly appointed to the executive committee of 
the Library Patrons of Occidental College. 

Robert Braude gave the main address, a report on MEDLARS activities in the UCLA Biomedical Li- 
brary, at a joint meeting on April 23 of the Medical Librarians of the San Francisco Bay Area and the 
.Medical Library Group of Southern California. 

Everett Moore will conduct a seminar on censorship at a conference of the American Civil Liberties 
Union of Southern California, to be held on May 12 to 14 at the Hotel Del Coronado. 



Kind Words 

A distinguished faculty member at UCLA, in closing a recent letter to Mr. Vosper particularly com- 
mending several members of the staff for specialized reference assistance in an important research pro- 
ject, remarks that "One of the richest of UCLA's assets, certainly (in these days of reappraisement of 
such assets) is its library, closely followed by its library staff, and I thank all nine Muses for both." 



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Books from the Japanese Government 

The Japanese Consul General in Los Angeles, Mr. Toshiro Shimanouchi, has presented to the Library 
on behalf of his government a collection of fifty-five recently published titles, in one hundred volumes, 
on a number of aspects of Japanese art and culture. The collection, which includes several folio volumes 
with stunning illustrations of painting, architecture, sculpture, gardens, and scenes of the classical thea- 
ter, was displayed in the Oriental Library at a special reception on March 28, at which time Consul Gen- 
eral Shimanouchi presented the gift and .Mr. Vosper responded on behalf of the Library. 



Rare History of the Lyons Fair 

A copy of the first edition of the Ordonnances et Privileges des Foires de Lyon: et leur Antiquite': 
Avec celles de Brie, & Champaigne, Et les Confirmations d'icelles, par sept Roys de France, depuy 
Philippe de \'alois,...iusques a Francois second, a present regnant (Lyon: par Pierre Fradin, 1560) has 
been acquired recently by the Business Administration Library for its Robert E. Gross Collection of rare 
books in the history of business. The James Ford Bell Collection at the University of Minnesota is the 
only other American business history library known to have the book. 

The Ordonnnnccs is a history, with accompanying documents, of the Lyons fair, executed by Pierre 
Fradin ("maistre Imprimeur a Lyon") upon the commission of the Consuls of the fair. The Lyons fair was 
instituted in 1420 and remained the most important fair in France for centuries due to the city's strategic 
location as a center of commerce and its monopoly of the French silk industry. The book, of which only 
500 copies were printed, was intended by the Consuls to aid the merchants who frequented the fair and to 
promote the city's commerce. The Library's copy is beautifully bound in polished, paneled calf, with gilt 
arms of Lyons on the front cover and a floral design on the back. A woodcut on the title page repeats the 
arms of Lyons, and the printer's device, a winged mermaid, is on the verso of the last leaf. 

R. K. 



The Girls in the Golden State 

"Every one stays in Los Angeles a little while on their first visit to California, on the second visit 
we would use it only as a passage way, for it is too crowded and too big a city to be restful." commented 
a 1903 visitor to Los Angeles. In the Spring of that year, "two little girls" (in a later reference, one of 
the little girls is identified as a "middle aged turtle dove"), Irene and Ella, and their uncle Frank, had 
made a seven-week journey from Colorado Springs to the California coast. 

.After traveling through Arizona Indian country, the travelers arrived in Los Angeles and then visited 
the major cities and tourist attractions between San Diego and San Francisco. They enjoyed Angel's 
Flight. Santa .Monica and the beach. Point Loma and the Tingley School of Theosophy, Pasadena, and the 
Ostrich farm where "J. Pierpont Morgan and Carrie Nation two of the noble ostriches were advertised to 
be plucked that week." Further north they visited the Santa Barbara Mission, rode the l~-mile Drive, and 
satisfied their curiosity in San Francisco's Chinatown. 

This recent addition to the scrapbook collection in the Department of Special Collections is an un- 
paged, hand-illuminated, rubricated typescript, profusely illustrated with "kodaks," postcards, and a water- 
color painting. Regretfully, there are no likenesses of the "two little girls" in The Picture Story of Our 
California Trip, Told for Dear Tom Hood Who Stayed at Home and Let Irene Co A-wandering. 

E. V. 



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Three Recent Clark Library Seminars 

The Clark Library presented a symposium on "Modern Fine Printing" on March 11, chaired by Tyrus 
Harmsen, the Librarian of Occidental College. H. Richard Archer, Custodian of the Chapin Library, at 
Williams College, read a paper on "The Private Press: Its Essence and Recrudescence," and Ward Ritchie 
spoke on "Tradition and Southern California Printers." 

A seminar on "The Newtonian Influence" was jointly sponsored by the Department of Medical History 
and the Clark Library on April 8. Professor I. Bernard Cohen of Harvard University discussed "Benjamin 
Franklin: A Disciple of Isaac Newton," and Professor Roger Hahn of the Berkeley campus spoke on New- 
ton's influence on the development of the great French scientist, Pierre Simon Laplace. 

A symposium on April 22 on "The Life and Works of Eric Gill," the noted English letterer, illustrator, 
type designer, and sculptor, closed the 1966/67 series of seminars. Two of Mr. Gill's brothers, Major 
Vernon Gill of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Dr. Cecil Gill of Penarth, Wales, attended the meeting, and Dr. 
Gill presented personal reminiscences of his noted brother. Mrs. Beatrice Warde, typographical historian 
and lecturer, who has recently retired from The Monotype Corporation of London, spoke on "Eric Gill as 
Typographer," and Mr. David Kindersley, a former Gill apprentice and pupil, read a paper on "Mr. Gill," 
stressing his master's personal beliefs and craftsmanship. The symposium was conducted by Mr. Albert 
-Sperisen of San Francisco, whose private collection includes many examples of Gill's workmanship. Se- 
lections from the Clark Library's extensive Gill collection were placed on display, and the exhibit will 
be continued during the spring and summer. 

W.E.C. 



Librarian's Notes 

Two eminent members of the Library staff will come to retirement this summer, thereby dramatically 
reminding me of the uncommonly high level of scholarly service brought to this campus over the years by 
a superb Library staff. 

We were visited recently, for the first time, by an internationally distinguished physicist, who has re- 
cently given particular attention to information science and computer application to library purposes. His 
follow-up letter very graciously reported, "My acquaintance with libraries is still slight, but I have walked 
through more research laboratories than 1 care to remember, and there is a similarity in the criteria by which 
one gets a sense of an establishment. My impression is that the spirit is high wherever one looks in your 
library; combined with the superb physical situation the image that remains in my mind is among the 
brightest in the library world." 

1 feel secure in reproducing that flattering remark because I know, more sharply than most, that this 
image is the consequence of a remarkably keen and devoted staff group over a great many years. Such an 
"image" and all it implies do not come quickly, but could be eroded quickly if the staff basis for it were 
ever misunderstood or underestimated. 

It is with such thoughts in mind that I honor the contribution and now the retirement of Rudolf K. 
Engelbarts, Head of the Catalog Department, and Miss Ardis Lodge, Head of the Reference Department. 

After taking a doctorate at Berkeley in Germanic Languages and serving as Instructor there, Dr. Engel- 
barts shifted to the profession of librarianship. He joined UCLA's Catalog Department in IQ41 at an ap- 
propriate time because through a sequence of remarkable vii bloc purchases we had already developed rich 



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collections in Germanic literature, philology, and linguistics. In 1955 he became Head of the Catalog 
Department which had been a proving ground for several of this country's most distinguished librarians, 
including our own Professor Seymour Lubetzky. 

Dr. Engelbarts will be succeeded by Miss Esther Koch, now Assistant Head of the Department, whose 
forceful experience here, at Berkeley, and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture fit her well to take over 
at an exhilarating and yet exacting point in cataloging history -the coming age of the computer. 

We have yet to select a successor to Miss Lodge, and this is no wonder, because she and her Refer- 
ence colleagues over the years have established a superb reputation with faculty and students for cordial 
scholarly aid in the exploitation of library resources. Miss Lodge joined the Reference staff in 1933, and 
succeeded Everett T. Moore, now Assistant University Librarian, as Head in 1961. In the solidity of the 
collections and the quality of the services, the Reference Department, to which Miss Lodge has so no- 
ticeably contributed, is a major aspect of UCLA's educational mission. 

At the same time I regretfully report the death of UCLA's Law Librarian, Mr. Louis Piacenza, who 
had also planned to retire this summer. 

Fortunately, in this instance the search committee has hit upon a most heartening successor. Some- 
time this coming fall Mr. Frederick E. Smith, Assistant Director of the University of Michigan's outstand- 
ing Law Library, will become UCLA's Law Librarian. A lawyer and member of the Michigan State Bar, 
Mr. Smith is also a product of Michigan's professional library school. Earlier he had graduated from Yale 
and spent two graduate years studying philosophy at the University of Tubingen. His law library experi- 
ence was preceded by service in Michigan's William L. Clements Library of rare books in American his- 
tory. We welcome his participation in the UCLA Library effort. 

R. V. 



Robert James Woods, 1892-1967 

Robert James Woods, a member of the Council of the Friends of UCLA Library and a distinguished 
bookman and collector, died Tuesday morning, March 28, following a year's illness. Born in Miles City, 
Montana, he was a long-time resident of Los Angeles, where his parents engaged, as he did later, in the 
hotel and apartment house business. Since the 1930's he had built year by year an outstanding library 
of Western .Americana and Californiana, notable for its nearly complete collection of Grabhorn Press items 
and for its emphasis on Pacific Coast voyages, the cattle trade, and Southern California and Los Angeles 
material. He not only bought books but read them, becoming a recognized authority in the area of his in- 
terests. A most gregarious and hospitable man. Bob Woods was active in the Zamorano and Roxburghe 
clubs and was a founder of the Los Angeles Westerners. He was on the executive committee of the Li- 
brary Patrons of Occidental College, a member of the Friends of the Huntington Library, a director of the 
Historical Society of Southern California, and a trustee of the Southwest Museum. He was a man of many 
friends throughout California. 

W. W. Robinson 
Los Angeles 

1(1. A Libriirian is issued monthly by the .'Vdministrative Office, University of California Library, Los 
Angeles 90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Coutrihu/ors to this issue: Joanne Buchanan, IX'illiam E. 
Conway, Nancy Graham, Richard King, Sam Kula, Man-Hing Mok, Wilbur J. Smith, Jean Tuckerman, Evert 
Volkersz, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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A Gift from Romania 

The Library has received a gift of Romanian books from the Biblioteca Centrala Universitaia in Bu- 
charest, resulting from the writer's visit to that Library last September. Four volumes, just off the press, 
all handsomely bound and beautifully printed and illustrated, form a valuable addition to our collection 
of Romanian books and to our knowledge of the artistic productions of the Romanian people. 

Versuri alese (Selected poems) by George Co^buc is a leather-bound volume illustrated with charming 
drawings by Aurel Stoicescu. The influence of French realism, and especially the pessimistic influence 
of Mihail Eminescu (1850-1889), imposed on Romanian literature, around 1870-1890, an aspect of disconso- 
late sadness. This atmosphere was changed by George Co^buc (1866-1918), the son of a village priest 
in Transylvania. He founded and edited several literary magazines in Bucharest, aiming to link Romanian 
literature more closely with national history, traditions, and folklore, and the life of the countryside. From 
1893 his books of poems won him fame and the love of his people. His trenchant patriotic pieces, like 



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"Noi vrem pamant" (We want land), express the aspirations of the peasantry. They reflect his optimism, 
his love of nature, his concern for his people, and his awareness of social injustice. His style is vigorous 
and vivid, and his playful scenes between village lads and girls are fresh and lovely. He studied the 
masterpieces of classical literature, and dreamed of giving the Romanian people an epic poem of his own. 
His poems "Nunta Zamfirei" (The wedding of Zamfira) and "Moartea lui Fulger" (The death of Fulger), 
illustrations for which are reproduced here, came close to the realization of his dream. Co^buc was also 
noted for his excellent translations of Greek and Roman classics and the Divine Comedy. 

Panait Istrati's Opere alese (Selected works) in two volumes has the text in both French and Ro- 
manian. Panait Istrati (1884-1935) was born at Braila, the son of a Greek smuggler and a Romanian peas- 
ant, a remarkable woman who devoted her life to bringing him up. At the age of fourteen, he left to wander 
penniless through his native land, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Egypt, and most of the Middle East; he visited 
Paris for the first time in 1913- His twenty years of wandering were filled with amazing adventures and 
exhausting labors: he followed many trades, as a waiter in a cabaret or a pastry cook, a locksmith or a 
sandwich man, a journalist or a photographer, and he was involved at one time in a revolutionary movement. 
He returned to France in 1920, and mastered the language by reading the French classics. He was a born 
story-teller —even in a letter to Romain Rolland which Istrati wrote the day before his attempted suicide, 
he could not resist telling two humorous anecdotes from his past life. Rolland, who had seen in him the 
Maxim Gorkii of the Balkans, befriended him and encouraged him to write. His first book, Kyra Kyralina. 
appeared in 1923, to be followed by Oncle Anghel (1924) and many others. 

The fourth volume of the gift consists of 86 magnificent color reproductions of the work of the Ro- 
manian painter Ion fuculescu (1910-1962). Juculescu did not study painting in a formal manner, but was 
self-taught. Soon after completing his graduate studies in natural sciences and medicine, he began to 
devote himself entirely to art. fuculescu sought to express life's tormented and deeply dramatic aspects, 
and he spent many years in search of a spiritual universe, struggling between the real and the unreal. 
Characteristic of his work is his creation of a colorful world of fairy-tale as a unique expression of his 
spiritualized art. 

M. G. 

(Mrs. Gelperin visited the library in Bucharest during a trip to Europe with the University of California 
Education Abroad Program, for which she taught classes m French on the shipboard crossing. In return 
for the gracious treatment she received from the Director, Mircea Tomescu, and his staff, Mrs. Gelperin 
arranged to send his library a gift of some books from our duplicate collection. In return. Professor 
Tomescu has now sent these four volumes. — Ed.) 



Clark Library Post-Doctoral Fellows 

The third Clark Library summer program of post-doctoral fellowships has brought to the Library four 
scholars who will engage in six weeks of study in English music of the period of Lawes, Purcell, and 
Handel. Fellowships have been awarded this year to Don O. Franklin, of San Francisco State College, 
.Murray Lefkowitz, of Boston University, Clare Rayner, of California State College at Long Beach, and 
Frank Traficante, of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. The director of studies is Professor 
Franklin B. Zimmerman, formerly of Dartmouth College and now on the Music faculty at the University of 
Kentucky. 



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Charles Ricketts Exhibit in the Research Library 

The exhibit being shown in the Research Library until July 24 is on the work of Charles Ricketts 
(1866-1931), who was, with \^illiam Morris and Aubrey Beardsley, among the most important book design- 
ers of the 1890's. While his designs for the firm of 

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Elkin Mathews and John Lane — most notably tor 

books by Oscar Wilde — and for his own Vale Press 
books from 1896 to 1903 are well known, the exhibit 
indicates his wide range of activities for other com- 
mercial houses from 1891 on. Ricketts had a deep 
and, until recently, unacknowledged influence on 
book production in his period. He was the first de- 
signer of the 90' s to plan a book throughout for a 
commercial publisher; all matters of format, paper, 
type, layout, title page, and cover came under his 
control. The two earliest examples of this are 
Wilde's A House of Pomegranates and Thomas Hardy's 
Tess of the D' Urbervilles, both published by Osgood 
Mcllvaine in 1891- 

Ricketts' most influential work seems to have 
been for particular publishers and particular authors. 
For Osgood Mcllvaine he designed many books by 
Wilde, Hardy, and Henry James, and when the firm 
was taken over by Macmillan, he continued to design 
for Hardy and later for William Butler Yeats. In the 
1920's he redesigned Macmillan's poetry series. The 
last important book issued in his format was Yeats's 
Collected Poems, of 1933- For Constable he did 
many books by Gordon Bottomley; for the Unicorn Press, three books by T. Sturge Moore; for Heinemann, 
books by Henry James, Hubert Crackenthorpe, and J. H. Nevinson; and books by Michael Field for a num- 
ber of publishers. 

The range of his commercial work leads to a re-evaluation of the Vale Press books. They have been 
considered private press books, but it seems more likely that Ricketts meant them as examples of what 
can be achieved under strictly commercial conditions if care and judgment are exercised. He designed 
the three types used, engraved his title pages, and designed the decorated paper boards which were used 
on so many of them. And in his illustrations he revived for serious artistic purposes the medium of wood 
engraving. But the books were printed not on his own press, but by the well-known commercial jobbing 
printers, Ballantyne and Co., of Edinburgh. His connection with that firm began in 1889 when he chose 
it to print the first issue of his occasional periodical. The Dial. 

A variety of Vale ephemera, particularly announcements and art exhibition catalogues, are in the dis- 
play. Although seldom seen today, they were important means by which the Vale style influenced other 
designers, typographers, and house styles. The \'ale style can be divided into two parts: the flamboyant 
and strongly rhythmical decorative work which prefigures high Art Nouveau, seen in the early illustrations 
and book covers, and the restrained, almost austere type faces and layout. By the end of the 90's Ricketts 
had wholly abandoned the flamboyant, and his cover designs thereafter tended toward severely linear and 
geometrical paneling. 

Ricketts' other work is also represented: his writings on art history and the graphic arts, particularly 
wood engraving and lithography, and his own literary works, Reyond the Threshold, Unrecorded Histories, 




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Recollections of Oscar Wilde, and his journals. There are some letters and post-cards, a photograph, and 
the portrait lithographs of him by William Rothenstein and Charles Shannon. Several costume designs and 
two rejected drawings for works by Wilde are also shown; five of these are gifts to the UCLA Library from 
Mr. Albert Sperisen. Other materials in the exhibit are from the collection of the writer. 

Charles Gullans 

Department of English 



Library Exhibits in July 

"The Reference Department of the UCLA Library: An Exhibit in Honor of Ardis Lodge," and "The 
Cataloging Department of the UCLA Library: A Tribute to Rudolf K. Engelbarts" will continue in the 
Research Library through July 25- 

Selections from the Albert Boni Historical Photography Collection are on display in the Department 
of Special Collections, in the Powell Library, through July 21. 

The College Library is exhibiting the Ethiopic manuscript of the Four Gospels, inscribed on leaves 
of vellum and bound in red velvet and chased silver-gilt, which was presented to UCLA by H.I.M. Haile 
Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, at the 1967 Charter Day exercises. 

An exhibit of books on ferns, from the collection given by Dr. William C. Drummond, is being shown 
in the Biomedical Library through July 31- It will be followed by an exhibit from the National Library of 
Medicine, concerning the MEDLARS project, through August 18. 



English Seventeenth-Century Song 

Words to Music is the title of a recent publication of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 
comprising papers on English seventeenth-century song read at a Clark Library Seminar held in December 
1965- Copies of the booklet will be supplied by the Clark Library on request. 

The two Seminar papers are "English Song and the Challenge of Italian Monody, by Vincent Duckies, 
Professor of Music and Music Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, and "Sound and Sense 
in Purcell's Single Songs," by Franklin B. Zimmerman, Professor of Music at the University of Kentucky. 
The Seminar chairman. Professor Walter H. Rubsamen of UCLA, has contributed an Introduction. 



The Ben Blue Collection 

Students of popular entertainment and social history will have reason to be grateful for the foresight 
and generosity of Mr. Ben Blue, who recently donated to the Library a large number of radio and television 
scripts which he had collected during his distinguished career as a comedian in vaudeville, musical com- 
edy, motion pictures, radio, and television. The collection of scripts will be housed in the Department 
of Special Collections. 

The heart of the Ben Blue Collection is a series of loose-leaf binders containing more than 250 radio 
and television scripts which represent the work of almost every great name in American comedy during the 
past thirty years: Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Red Skelton, Milton Berle, and many others. The series includes 



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a topical index to allow access to the material by general subjects, such as mother-in-law skits. Mr. Blue 
has also donated a large collection of jokes, skit ideas, parodies, and monologues. 

S. K. 



'On-the-Spot Survey' of Publications in Africa 

The Library's African Bibliographer, Dorothy Harmon, has reported in detail to her colleagues in the 
Library, the faculty, and the University administration on a book-buying trip she made in January, Febru- 
ary, and March, supported by funds awarded by the Chancellor's Committee on International and Compara- 
tive Studies from a Ford Foundation grant. In her prefatory remarks she writes, "I selected four countries 
which had not been visited in 1963 — Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, and Sierra Leone — and three having book 
stores and other organizations contacted previously which had gone out of business or greatly slowed 
down their services — Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya." 

"Things haven't changed too much in Africa in four years," Miss Harmon reports. "It is still difficult 
to get from place to place in the cities and to discover what is being, or has been, published. Verbal com- 
munication often founders, even when English is the accepted language. But 1 do think there is a greater 
awareness of the value of publications on the part of the Africans themselves. The trouble is that every- 
where there is a constant state of flux: governments change, causing subsequent personnel changes, Euro- 
peans and Americans on short-term contracts go home, book stores close and are replaced by others, and 
records disappear completely. Constant attention to publication sources and periodic, on-the-spot surveys 
form the solution for UCLA and other American libraries. This trip, with contacts made and materials ac- 
quired, is proof of its soundness." 



Events of the International Antiquarian Booksellers Assembly in September 

The second International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel 
from September 21 to 23, immediately following the sessions of the International League of Antiquarian 
Booksellers in San Francisco. Chancellor Murphy and University Librarian Vosper will be the UCLA hosts 
at an evening reception for the booksellers and their guests at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 
on Friday, September 22. The Research Library will honor the occasion with an exhibition on the U'estern 
Novel, for which an exhibit catalogue has been compiled by Professors Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones. 



UCLA at ALA 

Many members of the Library staff and the faculty of the School of Library Service took prominent 
part in the June annual meeting of the American Library Association in San Francisco (and elsewhere in 
California). At the special pre-conference program on Junior College Libraries held at UCLA, Robert 
Vosper gave the welcoming address, Andrew Horn chaired a session on library education and was a panel 
participant on "The Role of the Library School in Developing Personnel Resources," and Lorraine Mathies 
spoke on UCLA's Clearinghouse for Junior College Information. In the program on Techniques of Special 
Collections, UCLA panel members were J. M. Edelstein, on "Methods of Disposing of Duplicate and Un- 
wanted Material," and Jean Tuckerman, on "Exhibition Techniques." Frances Clarke Sayers gave an ad- 
dress, entitled "Spirit of the Storyteller," at an institute on Storytelling, and Robert Hayes moderated a 
session on information retrieval at the Library Automation institute. 



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Mr. Hayes also spoke on "Fundamentals of Library Data Processing" at a meeting of the American 
Library Trustees Association. Other addresses at meetings of the several subdivisions of ALA were 
"Some Aspects of Personnel," by Page Ackerman, "Oral Library History: An Opportunity," by Elizabeth 
Dixon, and "The Widening Horizons of Librarianship," by Mr. Vosper. James Cox was chairman of a sym- 
posium on circulation control systems. Page Ackerman and Everett Moore were discussion leaders in the 
President's Special Program on "The Crisis in Library Manpower," and Miss Ackerman was also a "reac- 
tor" in the closing general session of this meeting. As Past-President of the ALA, Mr. Vosper presided 
at sessions of the Program and Evaluation and Budget Committees of the Association. 



Latin American Library Materials 

The twelfth Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, held in Rieber Hall on 
June 22 to 24, attracted 100 librarians and booksellers as participants from the United States, Argentina, 
Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Dr. Kenneth L. 
Karst, of the UCLA Latin American Center, and Mr. Vosper welcomed the group to stimulating discussions 
of acquisitions problems, bibliographical aids, the development of collections, cooperative cataloging, 
and other topics. Among the papers prepared for the Seminar were two by UCLA Library staff members, 
"A Library Administrator Views Area Study Collecting," by Norman Dudley, and "Latin American Exchanges 
at UCLA Library," by Ana Guerra. As host, William Woods was in charge of local arrangements, finances, 
and the printing and distribution of the working papers. 



Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell's lecture, "The Magnetic Field," originally presented in 1954, and Robert 
Vosper's address, "A Rare Book Is a Rare Book," of 1957, have been published in The Library in the 
University: The University of Tennessee Library Lectures (Shoe String Press, 1967). 

Robert M. Hayes has published an article on "Data Processing in the Library School Curriculum" in 
the June issue of the ALA Bulletin. 

Louise Darling has contributed sections to two recent publications. Her paper on "Information Re- 
trieval Projects in the Biomedical Library, UCLA," has been published in the Proceedings of the 1966 
Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (University of Illinois, 1966), and she has written a 
chapter on "Information Center Function" for Regio7ial Medical Library Service in the Pacific Northwest, 
edited by Gerald Oppenheimer (University of Washington, 1967). 

Page Ackerman will be a lecturer at the University of Southern California this Fall for a class on 
Contemporary Library Theory and Practice, in the series on Continuing Education in Librarianship. 

Mr. Vosper's address at the dedication of the Hofstra College Library, "The Shape of Academic Li- 
braries To Come," has been published at the request of Senator Jacob Javits in the Appendix of the Con- 
gressional Record for June 7. 

Carlos Hagen's recent publications are: "Maps, Copyright, and Fair Use," in the Special Libraries 
Association's Geography and Map Division Bulletin of December 1966; "Proposals Presented to the 1966 
Meeting of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections," in the April issue of Recorded Sound: journal 
of the British Institute of Recorded Sound: and "Lenore Kandel: The Future Is Now," selections from a 
tape-recorded interview, in the June 2-9 issue of the Los Angeles Free Press. 



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J. M. Edelstein has written a "Report on the 26th Annual Western Books" for the May issue of Book 
Production Industry, and has reviewed Those U'io Walk Away, by Patricia Highsmith, in the New Republic 
of May 20. Mr. Edelstein has recently been named Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect of the Rare Books 
Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. 

Elizabeth Dixon spoke on "The Opportunities in Oral History' at a meeting of the Orange County 
Reference Librarians' Association on June 2. 

Fay Blake has published a contribution entitled "Librarian's Condition" in the Library Journal of 
May 15. 

Dorothy Harmon described the African collections at UCLA in the Africana Newsletter in 1964, and 
an updated version of that description has been published in Peter Duignan's Handbook of American Re- 
sources for African Studies (Stanford University, 1967). 



Fang's Folly 

Elisabeth Murray, the Manuscript Advisor for Theses and Dissertations, points out that computers 
not only are helping to form the contents of dissertations, but are now capable of printing them. The ad- 
vantages of key-punch cards and computers over the usual typing of manuscripts include the greater ease 
of correcting text or errors in typing, the automatic justification of the right margin, and the high quality 
and low cost of additional copies. The higher cost of employing a computer rather than a professional 
typist would discourage most students, but occasionally a candidate might have a computer available to 
him, as in the case of Irving E. Fang, National Manager of ABC's News Election Service, who wrote a 
program for an IBM 1401 computer to print his dissertation in standard format. 

This novel method of reproduction of a dissertation was approved by the University Archivist, James 
Mink, and the successful project has encouraged at least two more candidates to use computers to print 
their dissertations. The procedure has been described by Mr. Fang and James R. Lewis, a UCLA com- 
puter programmer, in an article on "Using a Computer to Print a Dissertation" in the March issue of Col- 
lege & Research Libraries. 

Mr. Fang ruefully admits that the format of his dissertation, which is entitled "A Computer-Based 
Analysis of Television News Writing Style for Listening Comprehension," has attracted more interest 
than its content. 

G. B. 



A Gift and a Grant 

Members of Sportsmen of the South, of Los Angeles, have presented the University with a gift of 
$200 for the purchase of Braille dictionaries to be used by blind students at UCLA. The volumes will 
be housed in the Blind Students' Reading Room in the Powell Library. 

The Biomedical Library has received supplementary funds bringing the total of its .Medical Library 
Resource Grant to $70,000. 



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Librarian's Notes 

This University Library, like many another, is forever indebted to those faculty members who have, 
over the years, taken a forceful part in the selection of books to enhance our collections. In effectively 
sharing this responsibility with the Library staff, these faculty members have fostered the success of the 
Library program, permanently moulded the shape of a great institution, and produced a research and teach- 
ing resource that will serve generations of their successors. 

We all know how important this aspect of University service is, but I fear it is infrequently and inade- 
quately recognized. Thus it is doubly pleasing to learn that Emeritus Professor Marion A. Zeitlin's cru- 
cial role in building our distinguished Portuguese holdings was eulogized when, on June 10, he was made 
a Commander of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Grace Bertalot, William Conway , J. .M. 
Edelstein, Michele Gelperin, Nancy Graham, Sam Kula, Jean Tuckerman, Robert Vosper, William Woods. 




m^mM 







Volume 20, Numbers 8-9 



August-September, 1967 



'The West: From Fact to Myth' 

The exhibit being shown in the Research Library until October 24 was prepared to honor the occasion 
of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers meetings and the Second International Antiquarian 
Book Fair, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is called "The West: From Fact to Myth," and it is un- 
usual in that it includes not only a number of important first editions but also a Colt revolver, issues of 
pulp magazines, and even an advertisement for Marlborough cigarettes. 

This exhibit celebrates the fact that the history of the American West, with its infinite variety, drama, 
and violence, has long interested scholars and collectors. It has also fascinated writers, artists, editors, 
publishers, and film producers, all of whom have helped to transmute it into myth and legend. Thanks to 
their efforts, the Western story and the Western film are now among America's unique cultural exports, as 
nearly ubiquitous throughout the world as jazz and Coca Cola. In Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, and Hong 
Kong, small boys wear Stetsons and stalk imaginary rustlers and Indians. Berlin businessmen gather reg- 
ularly to practice the fast draw. And even in the Peoples' Republics of Central Europe, tall "Texans" 
ride hard and shoot straight for motion picture cameras. 



For a student of literature, folklore, sociology, or psychology, the tension and interaction between 
the historical West and the myth are important subjects of study. Literature is an imitation of life, cer- 
tainly; but it is also an imitation of earlier art, a part and product of literary tradition. And modern life 
itself is partly an imitation of art, an attempt to enact a cultural role and to realize an idealized self- 
image. Just as the idea and practice of romantic love have literary antecedents, so have many other pop- 
ular mores and attitudes. 
American beliefs about vio- 
lence and law, for instance, 
are conditioned not only by 
history and legal tradition 
but also by dime novels. 
Western stories, and televi- 
sion programs. 

Therefore this exhibit 
is an unsystematic sampling 
of the works that lie some- 
where in the spectrum be- 
tween fact and myth. It dis- 
plays a Colt Peacemaker 
and a Winchester Repeater, 




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indisputable facts of the cattleman's frontier. But it also displays the Spur and the Golden Saddleman 
awarded each year by the Western Writers of America to authors who are continuing the apotheosis of the 
cowboy into myth. It contains a lariat and a piggin' string used in many rodeos, but it also contains first 
editions of Western classics like The Virginian (1902), Riders of the Purple Sage (1912), and Destry Rides 
Again (1930). 

Older viewers of the exhibit may remember an important part of their youth as they look at stills from 
motion pictures starring William S. Hart. Other viewers may look fondly at the pulp magazines selected 
from the ten thousand or more copies housed in the Department of Special Collections. Much of the ma- 
terial on display is "corn" or "camp," but all of it was fun to assemble. It should also be fun to inspect. 

Philip Durham Everett L. Jones 

Department of English Department of Subject A 

(The writers were principally responsible for the selection of material s to be shown in the exhibit, 
and also for the preparation of the text of the exhibit catalogue. Editor. ) 



Botanical Prints Are Exhibited at the Biomedical Library 

Currently on display at the Biomedical Library is an exhibit of botanical prints by Henry H. Evans, 
of San Francisco, who has been successively a bookseller, a printer, and a printmaker. Mr. Evans began 
his printmaking career with landscapes, followed by a portfolio of nudes. His first book, illustrated with 
28 linocuts, was Visions and Memories, published in 1961. From the sale of his first linocut prints, a 
local clientele for prints was established. Mr. Evans early turned to botanical subjects, for which he has 
traveled from Puget Sound to Maine's Boothbay Harbor, south to the deserts of Arizona, and throughout the 
alpine valleys of the Rockies. Each of his subjects is drawn from nature, just as his eye finds and in- 
terprets it. 



Rare Astronomical Works by John Flamsteed 

Two important works by John Flamsteed (1646-1719), England's first astronomer-royal and the builder 
of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, have recently been acquired by the Clark Library. Flamsteed's 
observations and star-catalogue, edited by Joseph Crosthwait and published posthumously in three vol- 
umes in 1725 with the title Histona Coelestis Britannica, represent the fruits of his many years at Green- 
wich. The first volume of the work comprises the observations of William Gascoign and \^'illiam Crabtree 
during 1638-I643i those of Flamsteed at Derby and the Tower of London during 1668-1674, and sextant 
observations made at Greenwich during 1676-1689- The second volume contains Flamsteed's observa- 
tions made with a mural arc from 1689 to 1720, and the third includes the "British Catalogue" of 2,935 
stars observed at Greenwich. This star-catalogue, wrote A. \^'olf in .4 History of Science, Technology, 
and Philosophy in the l(ith & l~tk Centuries (London, 1950), "superseded all previous ones both by its 
accuracy and by the number of stars which it contained. It marks an important stage in the development 
of modern precise astronomy." 

Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis, acquired by the Library last year, was published in 1729, ten years 
after the author's death. Crosthwait also edited this splendid volume, the Clark copy of which contains 
twenty-seven folding maps of the constellations, with figures drawn by Sir James Thornhill. The Historia 
and the Atlas are handsome landmarks of British astronomy, and they are important additions to the Clark 
Library's holdings of seventeenth and eighteenth century works important in the history of science. 

W.E.C. 



August-September, 1967 



37 



The John E. Goodwin Plaque 




The marble plaque illustrated here is a portrait in the 
memory of John E. Goodwin (1876-1948), who was the Uni- 
versity Librarian at UCLA from 1923 to 1943- The memorial 
sculpture has been mounted on a wall in the Powell Library, 
at the east landing of the central stairway. 

The dedication ceremony on July 28, at which Miss Page 
Ackerman presided on behalf of the Library, was particularly 
moving for those librarians, both present staff members and 
emeriti, who had served during Mr. Goodwin's tenure. Per- 
sonal recollections of Mr. Goodwin's early years of service, 
beginning on the Vermont Avenue campus and continuing with 
the expanded opportunities offered by the new building which 
was opened in 1929 on the Westwood campus, were offered 
by Max S. Dunn, emeritus Professor of Chemistry, who de- 
veloped the original Chemistry departmental library and later 
served as chairman of the Academic Senate Library- Commit- 
tee. Another speaker was the sculptor who executed the 
carving, David Kindersley, of Cambridge, who has been at 
UCLA this year as Fellow of the Clark Library; he described 
the careful selection of the stone, and the experience of 
creating a rounded portrait of a person known to the artist 
only from photographs. 



Baroque Music Concert at the Clark Library 

A Midsummer Concert of baroque music was presented at the Clark Library on the evening of July 30 
as a culmination of the Library's Post-doctoral Fellowship Program, devoted this year to English music 
of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Fellows, Don Franklin, Murray Lefkowitz, Clare Rayner, 
and Frank Traficante, played a group of pieces illustrative of their particular interests, and vocal support 
was given by Lou Ann Stehn and Brenda Fairaday. Professor Franklin Zimmerman, of the University of 
Kentucky, who served as Director of the Fellowship Program, introduced the performers. 

The second part of the program was presented by the Lachmann Ensemble under the direction of Loren 
Anderson, Curator of the Lachmann Collection in the Music Department. Barbara Barclay, harpsichord, 
Mary Springfels, viola de gamba, and Loren Anderson, recorder, were joined by Miss Fairaday and Miss 
Stehn in pieces by Claudio Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Loeillet, and Handel. 



New Biomedical Library Interns Are Named 



Three graduate librarians have been selected to serve internships in the Biomedical Library beginning 
September 1 and to participate in the Graduate Training Program in Medical Librarianship. The new in- 
terns are Mrs. Doris Haglund (University of Oklahoma), Sarah Rutherford (University of North Carolina), 
and Joan Starkweather (UCLA). A fourth intern, Mrs. Dorothy Gregor (University of Texas), will join them 
on January 2. 



38 UCLA Librarian 



The Faragoh Collection of Theater Photographs 

A notable collection of nearly two thousand theater photographs was recently acquired by the Uni- 
versity Library from Mrs. Elizabeth Faragoh, whose husband, the late Francis Faragoh, had assembled 
it. The Collection, now housed in the Department of Special Collections, includes portraits of all the 
major actors and actresses, and many of the minor ones, American and foreign, who had performed in the 
United States from the last quarter of the nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. 

Among the famous theatrical personages in the photographs are Ellen Terry, Sir Henry Irving, James 
O'Neil, Helen Modjeska, Joseph Jefferson, and Dion Boucicault. There are pictures of the California 
Theater Company of 1878 and the Charles Frohman Stars of the 1909-1910 season. Some are rare photo- 
graphs, such as the one of Alexander Dumas with Adah Menken, or another showing the three Barrymores 
as small children with their mother. An impressive strength of the collection, however, is the great num- 
ber of pictures of lesser-known actors and actresses, the ones who are often overlooked in theater books 
and pictorial histories. 

Most of the photographs show the players in stage costume, and the actors are identified as well as 
the photographer, date, production, and biographical information when available. Two picture sizes pre- 
dominate, cabinet photographs (3" x 5!^") and cartes des visites (2^4" x 3"). Also in the collection are 
portraits on vividly colored cigar bands, campaign buttons, and cigarette cards; postcards and pictures 
of theaters in the United States and Europe; autographs of theater personalities; and a few important 
theater programs, such as one for the 1879 production of Uncle Tom's Cabin. There are some portrait 
photographs of performers in vaudeville, side shows, opera, and motion pictures, including still shots and 
publicity photographs from the 1920's through the 1950's. 

Mr. Faragoh, a playwright and Hollywood screenwriter, began his collection about 1929- He ransacked 
the junk shops, attics, and book stores of San Francisco; when the Call Bulletin ceased publication, he 
gained access to its morgue and thereby obtained many photographs. His main interest was the stage, 
but when rare items came his way, he would collect in other fields; when theater photographs became 
scarce, he expanded his interest to include motion picture portraits. He devoted much time to organizing 
his materials and to studying such books as the Annals of the New York Stage in the course of identifying 
his purchases. 

A.G.S. 



Library Publications 

The West: From Fact to Myth, by Philip Durham and Everett L. Jones, has been published as a cat- 
alogue of the current exhibit in the Research Library. The illustrated booklet, designed by Marian Engelke, 
describes more than one hundred western novels, western magazines, and other materials in the exhibit 
prepared on the occasion of the meetings of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the 
Second International Antiquarian Book Fair. A limited number of copies are available without charge at 
the Reference Desk of the Research Library or, by mail, from the Gifts and Exchange Section, University 
of California Library, Los Angeles 90024. 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has published John Dryden, papers read at a Clark Li- 
brary Seminar, February 25, 1967. The papers, "Challenges to Dryden's Biographer," by Charles E. Ward, 
Professor of English at Duke University, and "Challenges to Dryden's Editor," by H. T. Swedenberg, Pro- 
fessor of English at UCLA, are introduced by John Loftis, Professor of English at Stanford University. 
Copies may be had on request from the Gifts and Exchange Section of the University Library. 



August-September, 1967 



39 



Collection of Italian Broadsides 



A unique collection of Italian broadsides, dating from 1700 to 1807, has recently been added to the 
Department of Special Collections. The texts include edicts, announcements, proclamations, decrees, 

and laws of church and military bodies and of local 
governments such as Tuscany, Turin, and Piacenza. 
The collection has broadsides in separate sheets 
and in bound volumes; some of the volumes also in- 
clude pamphlets which primarily deal with the Roman 
Catholic Church and the Papacy. 



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1 ^ITTADINI I 



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3 PELLEGRINO LENZI |, 

^ rcfiicato di aver larciato un Sasso nella W 

^ liibbl'ca I'ia/za contro il Cittadino CiU- '(« 

^ suit: GJOANNl'lTl la Sera litl di 8. ^ 

^ DtCtmbrt dtl cornnttf 11^)6. & 

^ Ncl modo itcsso t palcsemcnte dimostra- P* 

^ to, che il Cittadino |[i 

J PELLEGRINO FERRARINI f 

^ non pi;6 in modo alcuno incolparsi , e co- w 

^ me innoctntc fu liberate dall' Arrcsto ntl- ^ 

\ Riconoscite diinque in ambedue i Cit- ^ 

2 tadini onorati, t dabbcne, W 

"^ Daila Giunta Criminale qutsto dli ii, ^ 

% DLCcmbre i7ptf. &• 

A D' Ordiiie delU Civ:n'i iu 

2 Domtmci) CnptUi Capo Soiaro • y 



The unbound broadsides date generally from 
the time of the Napoleonic conquest and domination 
of Italy, especially in Rome, Bologna, Naples, and 
the Papal State. These broadsides, some of which 
are printed in both French and Italian in parallel 
columns, reflect the day-to-day administrative prob- 
lems of the French in Italy, and others concern the 
continuing Italian administration. 

Members of the French military, such as Leclerc, 
Berthier, Gilly, Mouton, Massena, and Talleyrand — 
each referred to as "citoyen general" — are among 
the signers of the texts. Public attention is re- 
quested in attempts to put down local disorders, 
regulations of the French military government are 
proclaimed, announcement is made of a "fete funebre" 
honoring a deceased general, and, in one broadside, 
soldiers petition their general for "justice" against 
local inhabitants, who impugn French honor with 
their actions. One broadside notes that 400 copies 
were to be printed, but no other evidence appears 
as to the extent of circulation. 



E. V. 



Kind Words of Appreciation 

In his Acknowledgments prefacing his Six Poets of the San Francisco Renaissance (Fresno: Giligia 
Press, 1967), David Kherdian includes the accolade: "Without the use of the William Andrews Clark 
Memorial Library of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Fresno State College Library Ar- 
chives, the Brother Antoninus bibliography could not have been written. The William Andrews Clark 
Memorial Library is an excellently staffed and sensitively run institution and is the library in this country 
I have most enjoyed visiting." 

Arthur Coleman and Gary Tyler, in the Introduction to the first volume of their checklist of Drama 
Criticism (Denver: Alan Swallow, 1966), wrote, "Four members of the UCLA staff deserve special thanks: 
Mrs. Ruth Berry, Reference Librarian, whose kind help has taken many forms over a long period of time; 
Mr. James R. Cox, Circulation Director; Mr. Walther M. Liebenow, Assistant Head of Circulation, for his 
unselfish devotion of time spent in locating research materials; and Mrs. Eleanore Friedgood, Catalog 
Librarian, for her helpful advice on many matters." 



40 UCLA Librarian 



Antiquarian Booksellers' Congress and Book Fair 

This issue appears at the end of a week in which California's relations with the worldwide rare book 
trade are emphasized. San Francisco was the host for the nineteenth congress of the International League 
of Antiquarian Booksellers, at the St. Francis Hotel and elsewhere, on September 15 to 19. The congress 
participants are guests of Los Angeles, from September 20 to 23- 

The principal local activity, in which all bookmen may participate, is the second International Anti- 
quarian Book Fair, held under the auspices of the International League and arranged by Book Fair Chair- 
man Roy V. Boswell of the Southern California chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of 
America. Rare and unusual books, manuscripts, maps, prints, and other choice materials are displayed 
at the Fair in the colorful booths of more than one hundred antiquarian booksellers from many countries. 
The Fair is being held in exhibit rooms of the Ambassador Hotel, Thursday to Saturday, September 21 to 
23. 

UCLA will participate in the formalities with a reception at the Clark Library on the evening of Sep- 
tember 22, at which the Chancellor and the University Librarian will be hosts. The Research Library hon- 
ors the occasion with its exhibit on "The West: From Fact to Myth," described here in another article. 



The Second Clark Library Annex Has Been Completed 

Early in August, construction was completed on the second underground annex at the Clark Library 
(the first was built in 1951)- The facility, which is planned to allow for another fifteen years of growth, 
includes a bookstack room of approximately 2200 square feet, ten study cubicles, and a lounge with a 
kitchen unit. The lounge is designed to provide a smoking area and lunch room in the Library, and it can 
also be adapted for the use of small seminars. Old and new annexes, as well as the Reading Room, have 
been air-conditioned, an installation greatly appreciated during the recent hot weather. After months of 
noise and dirt, the staff and readers are settling down to use and enjoy the new space. 



UCLA Joins the Center for Research Libraries 

In January 1967, the Board of Directors of the Center for Research Libraries (formerly named the 
Midwest Inter-Library Center), in Chicago, accepted UCLA as a corporate member, effective July 1967. 
Ten universities participated in founding the regional Center in 1949- There are now twenty-five mem- 
bers, from Harvard in the east to UCLA in the west, reflecting a change in service from the regional to 
the national. 

The Center was originally established to aid in increasing the library research resources available 
to the cooperating midwestern institutions. With the aid of grants from the Carnegie Corporation and the 
Rockefeller Foundation, and a gift of land by the University of Chicago, the Center completed and occu- 
pied in 1951 a library building with storage capacity for three million volumes. The Center's collections, 
which now total more than two million volumes, and its services have since developed into important na- 
tional resources for research, even while the Center's base of decision and support has, until recently, 
remained regional. Concurrently a number of powerful forces affecting American higher education have 
made evident the need for greater coordination of the nation's overall library effort in support of scholar- 
ship. 

Consequently the appropriate shifts in the Center's mission, corporate structure, and name were made, 
and UCLA began to discuss the question of membership. The UCLA Senate Library Committee in July 



August-September, 1967 41 



1966 advised Chancellor Murphy that it was "wholeheartedly of the opinion that this imaginative enter- 
prise has been and will continue increasingly to be a remarkable source of support for academic research 
in this country and that membership for UCLA would be highly desirable and widely welcomed by mem- 
bers of the Faculty." Chancellor Murphy has named Assistant Vice-Chancellor Robert A. Rogers and the 
University Librarian as UCLA's official representatives to the Center. 

The power of the Center lies in its capacity to project supplementary levels of library resource de- 
velopment beyond the individual capacities of the member institutions. Emphasis increasingly is on co- 
operative acquisitions programs which will extend and increase the total supply of printed sources avail- 
able to scholars. The intent is not to reduce the local library effort or to produce simple fiscal economies, 
but rather to serve scholarship, through cooperative effort, better than the members can separately. The 
Center concentrates on certain large classes of research-related publications which are generally unavail- 
able in comprehensive collections, which are extensive in bulk and difficult or expensive to acquire, and 
which, furthermore, are rather infrequently, though sometimes extensively, used. A few examples of Cen- 
ter collecting activity and plans are as follows: 

Foreign Doctoral Dissertations. About 600,000 foreign doctoral dissertations, mostly European, from about 1890 to 
the present are now held. Printed doctoral dissertations from major European universities are received currently. 
It is planned to expand the coverage as rapidly as possible. 

U.S. State Documents. All official publications of all fifty states are received currently and have been since 1952. 
The Center also has several hundred thousand volumes of state documents older than 1952 deposited by member li- 
braries. 

Foreign Government Documents and Documents of International Organizations. The Center collects the official doc- 
uments of some foreign governments and international organizations selected by the member libraries. Present plans 
are to expand this coverage to include the documents of all foreign governments and international organizations not 
now adequately available to research libraries. 

Municipal and Urban Regional Documents. The growing interest in problems of urban society — renewal, living, trans- 
portation, etc.— will require access to documents of municipalities and urban regions which are expensive to collect 
and process and bulky to house. It seems desirable for the Center to collect these for joint use, and the Center is 
prepared to do so as soon as adequate financing can be found. 

Newspapers. The Center has long back files of about 500 newspapers in original format, both U.S. and foreign. It 
also has a special collection of nearly complete runs of 133 daily and weekly newspapers published in France dur- 
ing the revolution of 1848; about 1200 issues of Belgian newspapers published during World War II; a large collec- 
tion of Turkish newspapers published from 1949 to 1955; 57 foreign newspapers on microfilm for the period 1952-1955 
(continued 1956+ by the ARL Foreign Newspapers on Microfilm Project, administered by the Center); and 22 U.S. 
newspapers received currently on microfilm since 1952. The Center is now expanding this list to include approxi- 
mately 100 U.S. newspapers on microfilm. Plans are to expand this further to a total of about 200 U.S. newspapers, 
both current and retrospective, and to increase similarly the foreign newspaper titles on microfilm with both current 
and retrospective files. 

Current Journals Not Otherivise Adequately Available. The Center receives at present about 3500 journals abstracted 
in Chemical Abstracts and in Biological Abstracts but which are not received in any member library; most runs begin 
with 1957. This program is now supported in part by the National Science Foundation. A request has been made to 
the Foundation for funds to expand the coverage to include all newly begun serials in all fields of science and tech- 
nology, including the social sciences, and all currently published serials in these same fields not now adequately 
available. It is planned to include serials in the humanities on the same basis as soon as adequate financing is 
available. 

The materials in the Center's collections are made available to the members by direct loan or photo- 
copy as appropriate, and a book catalog of the Center's holdings is in preparation. Moreover, study fa- 
cilities are available at the Center itself. The Reference staff of the Research Library can provide fur- 
ther information to interested faculty members. 

R. V. 



42 UCLA Librarian 



TWX Service at the Biomedical Library 

The Biomedical Library has installed a teletypewriter with the TWX number 910 342 6897 and the 
answerback code CLU BIOMEDUCLA. The policies and procedures set forth in Teletypewriter Exchange 
Service for Interlibrary Loan Communication, by Warren Bird, will generally be followed; several excep- 
tions, however, are noted in the TWX instructions included in the latest statement of Biomedical Library 
Interlibrary Loan Policy, copies of which may be obtained from the Interlibrary Loan Service of the Bio- 
medical Library. 



Publications and Activities 

Robert Vesper's summary remarks are published in Source Materials for Business and Economic His- 
tory (1967), edited by Laurence J. Kipp, the proceedings of a colloquium held last October at the Harvard 
Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Vosper has been appointed to the International Relations 
Committee of the American Library Association for a two-year term. 

Everett Moore has written the section, "Know the Library," for the latest edition of the Orientation 
Handbook published by The Asian Student. 

Louise Darling has been elected vice chairman and chairman-elect of the Agriculture and Biological 
Sciences Subsection of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Subject Specialists Section. 
Miss Darling's review of Interlibrary Request and Loan Transactions among Medical Libraries of the 
Greater New York Area, by Lee Ash and Vernon R. Bruette, has been published in the July issue of The 
Library Quarterly. 



Librarian's Notes 

The Senate Library Committee for 1967/68 has as members Chairman H. G. Dick (English), E. F. 
Beckenbach (Mathematics), W. E. Bull (Spanish), J. G. Burke (History), B. Bussell (Engineering), P. A. 
Jorgensen (English), J. F. Ross (Medicine), \'. T. Stoutemyer (Agricultural Sciences), S. Zamenhof (Medi- 
cine), and, ex officio, University Librarian Robert Vosper. 

The Chancellor's Committee on the Clark Library consists of Chairman F. D. Murphy (Chancellor), 
J. G. Burke (History), V. A. Dearing (English), H. G. Dick (English), M. Ewing (English), A. H. Horn 
(Library Service), P. Levine (Dean of Humanities), A. Lossky (History), C. D. O'Malley (History of Med- 
icine), R. Rice (Law), R. A. Rogers (Assistant Vice-Chancellor), L. C. Powell (Honorary), and, again, 
the University Librarian ex officio. 

The University Research Library, and its architects Jones and Emmons, recently received a third 
award, this as one of the 36 most significant buildings erected in Los Angeles since 1947. The presenta- 
tion was made on the occasion of the 186th birthday of the City of Los Angeles, in behalf of the City and 
the Southern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Nelson Oilman, 
Margaret Ide, Anne G. Schlosser, Phyllis Simon, Jean Tuckerman, Constance Uzelac, Evert Volkersz, 
Robert Vosper. 



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Volume 20, Number 10 



October, 1967 



Edward Gordon Craig: An Exhibit 

Edward Gordon Craig, the revolutionist and visionary of the modern theatre, is the subject of the 
November exhibition in the lobby of the Research Library. Drawn from an impressive variety of Craig ma- 
terials in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, this display covers a career and an 
assortment of contributions and pronounce- 
ments which date from the early years of 
the century but which still excite heated 
arguments among theorists and practitioners 
of theatre. 



Craig, an Englishman in exile for most 
of his years, died in July 1966 at the age 
of ninety-four. Although his long and crea- 
tive life was marked by few actual produc- 
tions of his own, his ideas fired the imagi- 
nations of those designers and directors 
throughout Europe and America who, early 
in our century, were creating the "modern 
theatre." The modernity of today's theatre 
stems from their innovations in scenery' and 
lighting (called the "New Stagecraft" by 
Kenneth Macgowan), from a new and equal 
partnership between playwright and stage 
technician, and from the emergence in this 
period of the Master Director (personified 
in Max Reinhardt). It was this complete 
autocrat of the stage who in Craig's concept 
would forcefully subdue and combine the several arts that had hitherto given themselves only halfheartedly 
to the theatre. Craig's definition has now the status of a classic: "The Art of the Theatre is neither act- 
ing nor the play, it is not scene nor dance, but consists of all the elements of which these things are com- 
posed: action, which is the very spirit of acting; words, which are the body of the play; line and colour, 
which are the very heart of the scene; rhythm, which is the very essence of dance." 

Others besides Craig were, to be sure, great forces in the new movement: Richard Wagner, Adolphe 
Appia, and Georg Fuchs. But Craig brought to his pioneering the additional quality ofthe actor. He was 
a prophet with a flair for histrionics, a sense of costume, and a sure talent for delivery. As a child he 
had first walked upon the stage with his mother, Ellen Terry; under Henry Irving 's guardianship he became 




From the original pencil sketch of Edward Gordon Craig 

by Sir William Rothenstein, 

in the Department of Special Collections. 



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a member of the famous Lyceum company where he learned the craft of the actor; even his father, the ar- 
chitect E. W. Godwin, had more than an enlightened interest in the theatre, having worked in actual pro- 
ductions as a designer. So Gordon Craig came to his role of prophet and innovator not along the paths of 
music or criticism as an outsider, but rather from the ordeals of stage performance as a child of the theatre. 
Unwilling, however, to live in the shadow of great actors, he gave himself to his talent for drawing and 
conceiving productions. 

The exhibit samples the various phases of Craig's highly significant career. Letters, books with his 
own notations in the margins, woodcuts, and bookplates, among other items, vividly suggest his early years 
as an actor and the strong influences exerted on him by his famous actress mother and her leading man, 
Craig's spiritual father. The young man's developing ability as a scenic and production designer is sug- 
gested by clippings and other pictorial references to his first theatrical ventures in England. 

In 1904 he began his long and highly productive exile. These years were marked by enthusiasms fol- 
lowed by frustrations. Attempts to create a new kind of scenery which would free the theatre from its en- 
slavement to antiquarianism and realism were defeated by compromise and betrayal. A most hopeful col- 
laboration with Eleanora Duse in 1906, for instance, ended in bitter disappointment. Stanislavsky invited 
Craig to stage Hainlet at the Moscow Art Theatre — the production opened in January 1912 with Craig's fa- 
mous screens for setting, but both he and Stanislavsky were not satisfied, each for different reasons. 
These productions are represented in the exhibit. 

Craig's failures were more than counterbalanced by the excitement generated by his books, his draw- 
ings, and his controversial theories, the reactions often running to extremes of admiration or hatred. Cer- 
tainly the greatest theatre magazine ever to be published came from Craig, the now legendary The Mask 
which he issued from 1908 to 1929, writing many of the articles himself, often under assumed names. And 
not least of his contributions was his School for the Theatre which he conducted in Florence. Again, the 
exhibit gives samples of the artist's phenomenal activity and output in these varied fields. As one of the 
giants of the modern stage, Edward Gordon Craig is continuously fascinating and provocative of ideas to 
students of the theatre. 

Henry Goodman 
Department of Theater Arts 



Medical History Seminar at the Clark Library 

"Medical Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England" was the subject of a seminar jointly sponsored 
by the Clark Library and the Department of Medical History, held at the Clark Library on October 14- The 
meeting, which was moderated by Professor C. D. O'Malley, Chairman of the Department of Medical His- 
tory, heard papers by Professor Charles Bodemer, Chairman of the Department of Medical History at the 
University of Washington, on "Embryological Thought in Seventeenth-Century England," and by Dr. Lester 
S. King, Senior Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, on "Robert Boyle as an Amateur 
Physician." 

The Library exhibited first editions of Boyle's works, including his most famous book, The Sceptical 
Chymist (London, 1661), from its scientific collection. The first edition of William Harvey's De Genera- 
tione Animalium (London, 1651) was loaned by the Biomedical Library from its Benjamin Collection of 
Medical History for the occasion. This was matched by the Clark's copy of the first English translation 
of the work, published in 1653- In a somewhat lighter vein, the English translation of Abbe' Claude Qui- 
llet's how-to-do-it book, Callipaediae; or, An Art How to Have Handsome Children (London, 1710) was 
shown. 



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Bronze Bust of Aldous Huxley 

The Library acquired this month a bronze bust of Aldous 
Huxley (1894-1963), purchased with special funds made avail- 
able by Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy. The bust is housed in 
the Department of Special Collections where the collection of 
Aldous Huxley books and manuscripts is located. 

The sculptor, Maria Zimmern Petrie, was born in Frankfort, 
Germany, in 1887. She studied sculpture at the Staedel Art 
Institute in Frankfort for three years, and then became a pupil 
of Aristide Maillol in Paris. She exhibited her sculpture in 
Paris and Brussels before World War I, but after her marriage 
in 1913 to F. Eric Petrie, an English schoolmaster, she turned 
her attention to painting, lecturing, and writing. She is the 
author of Art and Regeneration (London, Paul Elek, 1946) and 
the Dryad Press handbook on Modelling, now in its eighth edi- 
tion. Prior to World War II she exhibited her sculpture in Lon- 
don and worked in a studio on a wharf on the Thames at Ham- 
mersmith. Her portrait bust of G. K. Chesterton was bought 
by the National Portrait Gallery, in London, where it is now 
on display. 

During the War she helped her husband at a boarding school 
for boys in Derbyshire, and afterward she and her husband went 
to Odenwald in Germany to reorganize and operate a boarding 
school there, but after a year of hard work her health gave way. 
A visit to relations in California decided the couple to make 
Santa Barbara their permanent home, and it was there, shortly 
before Huxley's death, that the bust was created. Huxley's 
close association with UCLA and the presence here of the 
largest collection of his literary manuscripts make particularly 
appropriate our acquisition of this handsome portrait bust. 



B. W. 



Words of Appreciotion 

Michele Gelperin is thanked by the Israeli poet, David Avidan, "for the deep interest she took in my 
work during my stay in Los Angeles this year," in his Author's Note in Megaovertone: Selected Poems 
1952-1966 (London and Tel Aviv: Thirtieth Century, 1966). 

A Harvard faculty member, formerly at UCLA, has written to the University Librarian as follows: 
"Last year I spent a good bit of time in the University Research Library. I wanted to express my feelings 
that it is far and away the finest library for use that I have ever been in. Whoever planned it must have 
been both an architectural genius and a sour veteran of trying to do research in old libraries. My whole- 
hearted compliments!" 

Carlos Hagen's contribution in producing and coordinating special music programs for more than a 
year is recognized in a note and portrait in the September Pacifica Folio of the subscription FM radio 
station KPFK. 



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Clark Library Acquisitions from the Antiquarian Book Fair 

The International Antiquarian Book Fair, held at the Ambassador Hotel last month, provided the Clark 
Library staff with an unexcelled opportunity to inspect the wares of scores of booksellers and to add sev- 
eral notable volumes to the Library's collections. The new acquisitions include two works by Joseph 
Moxon, the seventeenth-century publisher and author, who is best known for the first English manual on 
the craft of printing- The books are his Mechanick Exercises: or, The Doctrine of Handy-Works (second 
edition. London, 1693) and his Use of Astronomical Playing Cards (London, 1676), which has a full set 
of cards mounted at the end of the instructions. 

Four fine armorial bindings executed by or for Elkanah Settle, from the collection of J . R. Abbey, 
were added to the Library's considerable holdings of that genre. Two unusual broadsides of Defoe inter- 
est are Lord Belhaven's A Scots Answer to a British Union (1706?) and an undated piece, ,4?? Equivalent 
for Defoe. Other subjects represented by the additions are chess, economics, penmanship, architecture, 
agriculture, and music. 



Collection of Corporate Histories in the Business Administration Library 

The Business Administration Library has recently received as gifts about one thousand volumes of 
histories of corporations, banks, and associations, mostly foreign. Represented are some of the world's 
largest industrial complexes: Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, British Petroleum, Volkswagen, Siemens, 
Nestle', AEG-Telefunken, Fiat, BASF, Bayer, Krupp, August Thyssen-Hiitte, Pirelli, Saint-Gobain, Olivetti, 
Ciba, Geigy, Daimler-Benz, Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken, Hoechst, and Tate and Lyle. Major banking 
institutions are also represented, such as Lloyds, Barclay's, the Bank of Finland, the Socie'te' Generale, 
and the Amsterdamsche Bank. 

The collection has been especially enhanced by such companies as Siemens, Bayer, Fischer, Hoechst, 
Henkel and Schneider which donated from their archives certain pre-war memorial publications that are 
now virtually impossible to find. Some companies such as Swiss Reinsurance of Zurich, have donated 
duplicates from their library collections. Much of the material dates from the early nineteenth century, 
and none of it was previously held by the UCL,'^ Library. 

Among the many outstanding volumes which have been received are those published by the Istituto 
Bancario San Paolo di Torino: two beautifully leather-bound volumes, the first a four-hundred-year history 
of this famous financial house and the second a catalogue of documents in the archives of the Istituto. 
A handsome volume, bound in green silk, commemorates the third centenary of Saint-Gobain, the oldest 
firm in France; chartered by Louis XI\' in 1663, the firm initially manufactured mirrors for the royal pal- 
aces, but over the centuries it evolved into one of the world's great chemical companies. The Swedish 
Royal Bank has donated its massive five-volume history, published in Stockholm in 1931- The Chamber 
of Commerce of Marseille has contributed a seven-volume history describing the commerce of that city 
from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries. 

Thirty leading Japanese companies have also contributed to the collection. The contributions of the 
Mitsubishi Bank, Mitsui Bank, Nippon Cement Company, and Sumitomo Metals Company are particularly 
noteworthy for their rich bindings, craftsmanship, and format. 

This unique collection of corporate histories will form a valuable adjunct to the Robert E. Gross 
Collection of Rare Books in the History of Business and Economics. Examples from the collection will 
be displayed in the Business Administration Library during the University's Open House on November 5. 

S. R. M. 



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Extended Hours Are Instituted in the UCLA Libraries 

Library hours will be extended in several campus Library units during the Fall, Winter, and Spring 
Quarters of the 1967/68 academic year. Beginning on Monday, November 6, the Research Library, the 
College Library, and the Biomedical Library will remain open for use until midnight Monday through Fri- 
day, and will open on Sunday from noon to midnight during regular sessions. (The Law Library is already 
open until midnight each day and will continue with that schedule.) Changes in hours of service will also 
take effect at the same time in certain other campus libraries to provide a somewhat more consistent 
schedule, for the most part entailing extended hours on Friday evening and on Sunday when previously 
such units have been closed. 

During the newly extended hours in all Library units, access to the book collections will be provided 
and, in general, public service will be limited to only the minimum required to facilitate such access. 
Copies of the new schedule of hours of opening may be consulted at Library service desks. Further ex- 
tensions of hours are being planned for the special needs of students at final examination times, and these 
special schedules will be announced at a later date. The Chancellor and the Library administration, with 
the cooperation of graduate and undergraduate students, have long sought to meet the urgent need for 
longer hours of service. Implementation has been made possible this year by special funds made avail- 
able to the Library by the Regents of the University of California. 



Extended Hours Are Instituted at the Bodleian Library 

"Dr. Acland's proposal to remove the books of the Radcliffe Library to the New Museum - and to at- 
tach the present edifice to the Bodleian - is worth consideration as an example of what may be done else- 
where. The covered way could be built fire-proof, so as to close the reading-room from the library. This 
would enable the Trustees to open the Bodleian at night! The Radcliffe building is spacious, airy, well 
lighted, dry, capable of gas; and is large enough, we suppose, to contain all books of reference, as well 
as all books of a popular kind -such as collections on the literary and political history of England. Noth- 
ing could be easier or more reasonable than to allow students of the morning -the very short Oxford morn- 
ing—to return to their desks in the evening and work away until nine or ten, as the rule might be. Gentle- 
men sometimes ride hundreds of miles for a few hours' consultation at the Bodleian — many from London, 
some from Edinburgh and Dublin - not a few from Paris, Berlin, and Vienna -and on these gentlemen the 
short hours of study press like a real calamity. If the reading-room were carried over the street to the 
Radcliffe, the reasons now urged for closing at an early hour would disappear; and the literary student 
would be able to glean in a week all that he can now glean in two or three weeks. In itself this gain 
would be great. But the chief value of such a reform, in our eyes, would be its effect in London. The 
British Museum requires its detached reading-room - its Radcliffe Library - accessible at all times, with- 
out risk to the priceless collection of books and papers. Let us have the inner reading-room, if need be, 
for day workers; but we must sooner or later have another reading-room, - detached from the mass of pres- 
ent buildings, -for night readers; and we shall not be sorry to feel the impulse of popular change come 
upon us from Oxford." (From "Our Weekly Gossip" column in The Athenaeum, February 14, 1857.) 



A Special Open House at the Clork Library 

To celebrate the completion of its new underground annex, the William Andrews .Clark Memorial Li- 
brary will hold an Open House on Sunday, November 12, from two to five in the afternoon. All members 
of the University community are cordially invited to inspect the new facilities and to view exhibits which 
will include a display of recent purchases. The Library's address is 2520 Cimarron Street, at West Adams 
Boulevard, one block east of Arlington Avenue. 



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The University Libraries Will Participate in the Campus Open House 

Displays reflecting the scope and variety of UCLA Library collections and tours of Library locations 
will be featured during Campus Open House on Sunday, November 5- Books, manuscripts, and original 
drawings by Edward Gordon Craig (described elsewhere in this issue) will be displayed in the Research 
Library. The College Library will show the exhibit, "The West: From Fact to Myth," and taped record- 
ings of last season's enjoyable Concerts in the Rotunda will be played. Guided tours of Research Library 
and Powell Library facilities will be conducted between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

The Belt Library of Vinciana, in the Art Library, will be open to visitors with a display of rare books. 
Scores, pictures, and periodicals on avant garde music will be shown in the Music Library. Among the 
exhibits in other campus libraries are those of Elizabethan law books in the Law Library, films on Chinese 
and Japanese art and culture in the Oriental Library, and a selection of Aldine imprints, from 1495 to 1515, 
in the Department of Special Collections. 

Demonstrations of the use of a hand printing press and an exhibit, "How To Select a Home Reference 
Collection," will be presented by the School of Library Service, in the Powell Library. Members of the 
faculty will be on hand in the English Reading Room to discuss major aspects of scholarship in the Eng- 
lish Department, on view in an elaborately graphic display. Library exhibits, hours, and locations will be 
listed in a brochure. The Libraries at UCLA, which will be available at several distribution points on cam- 
pus during the Open House. 



Scripts of Republic Pictures Productions 

David Bloom, the General Manager of Republic Films Distribution, has given to the Library a collec- 
tion of continuity and shooting scripts for more than two thousand films produced by Republic Pictures 
from 1935 to 1955- Scripts for most of the films of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne are included, 
as well as those for such films as The Sands of Iwo Jima. Earl Carroll's Vanities, The Spectre of the Rose, 
The Red Pony, and the Orson Welles version of Macbeth. 

The collection was presented to the Theater Arts Library and will be housed in the Department of 
Special Collections. In a great many instances, multiple copies were supplied; duplicate copies have been 
sent to the University of Southern California Library, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 
the Museum of Modern Art Film Library, in New York, and the British Film Institute, in London. 



DATRIX Provides Computer Search of Dissertation Literature 

The latest acronym on the information retrieval front is DATRIX, which is derived, so help us, from 
Direct Access to Reference Information: a Xerox Service. This service is designed to provide, by way 
of computers, a subject-oriented bibliographic search of American and Canadian doctoral dissertations in 
response to individual requests. As a commercial service, it is now offered at a minimum charge of S5.00 
in a direct and private transaction between the researcher and the Education Division of Xerox. 

The data base of the DATRIX system currently includes 126,000 doctoral dissertations, among them 
being all of the entries in Microfilm Abstracts and Dissertation Abstracts. All are classified into the 
three categories of Humanities/Social Sciences, Chemistry/Life Sciences, and Engineering/Physical 
Sciences, and a Key Word List is supplied for each category, by use of which the individual researcher 
can properly frame his question. In reply, the computer will provide a list of dissertation titles, with 



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authors' names, universities of origin, dates of publication, references to page and volume numbers of 
Dissertation Abstracts, and price information for microfilm or xerographic copies. 

For the convenience of UCLA scholars who may be interested in using this means of bibliographical 
scanning of dissertation literature, the Reference Desk in the Research Library has copies of the Key 
Word Lists and a supply of the inquiry forms. Selected copies of the Lists are also available for consul- 
tation in the Biomedical Library, the Law Library, the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, 
the Education and Psychology Library, the Business Administration Library, and the Chemistry Library. 



Librarian's Notes 

I am pleased to report several Library personnel matters of general interest to the campus community. 

Assistant University Librarian Paul Miles has returned after a two-year tour of duty in Santiago where 
he developed a library service program for the University of Chile — University of California Convenio and 
projected a long-term library modernization program for the University of Chile itself. A recent letter to 
me from our good friend Professor Wayland Hand, now in Santiago, is filled with praise for Mr. Miles's 
contribution. 

At the same time Assistant University Librarian Everett T. Moore has left for six months in Tokyo 
where he will be Fulbright Lecturer in the Library School at Keio University. This is a popular encore 
for Mr. Moore, who, together with Mrs. Moore, was a member of the early faculty of the Keio School shortly 
after the War. 

Until he took his doctorate in music at UCLA, Richard Hudson spent several years on the Library 
staff. He has now become Assistant Professor of Music and Music Librarian. Miss Marsha Berman, as 
the Assistant Music Librarian, will support his operational efforts. 

The control of serials in a large, omnibus university library is an exacting systems task. We are 
pleased that the new Head of our Serials Department is Mr. Donald Coombs, who brings systems analysi 
and industrial as well as technical library experiences to bear on his job. He also holds a Master's d 
gree in English from UCLA and a professional degree from Berkeley. 



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Mr. John Urquidi of the Acquisitions staff is on a two-year leave of absence assisting with Ford 
Foundation- American Library Association projects at the University of Tunis. 

Miss Ana Guerra, also of Acquisitions, will leave soon on an extensive book-procurement trip to 
Latin America. During this last summer, Mrs. Man-hing Mok, Head of the Oriental Library, searched the 
book markets of Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in our behalf. 

R. V. 



i'CLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, James Cox, Mimi 
Dudley, Ann Hinckley, Shirley R. Margoiis, Ann Mitchell, Jean Rosenfeld, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 20, Number 11 



November, 1967 




A Footnote on the 'Mulier' Sculpture by Eric Gill 

The Clark Library recently received as a gift from Jake Zeitlin a manuscript letter of Mary Gill, the 
widow of Eric Gill, addressed to the bookseller Bertram Rota, dated March 3, 1958: 

Alas' I am still unable to find the photo of 'Muliere.' I have asked my grandson Adam Teget- 
meier whom I saw yesterday to come and see you -he is a young professional photographer - 
and he would go to the Tate Gallery and take a photograph of the 'Sculpture.' He has a good 
camera and has had quite a lot of experience of both indoor and outdoor work. I am extremely 
sorry to have mislaid the old photo, as it was taken outside my husband's studio in Ditchling. 
I think it was his first big stone carving in the round, over 40 years ago - and encouraged by 
Roger Fry, who was a very kind patron. 

The Library has also by good fortune obtained a copy of that "old photo," reproduced above from the 
original in the possession of Vernon Gill, one of Eric Gill's brothers. The original photograph forms one 
side of a postcard which, on the reverse, is addressed to another brother, Evan Gill, and is postmarked 
30 March 1914. Its brief message reads: 



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Here's luck. We hope you are both well. We are. Here is a picture of our new home. It looks 
like a Daily Mirror picture entitled- "British women in Canada." Love from us all. Eric. 

In the foreground of the photograph of the Ditchling farm are Mary Gill and her daughters Joanna, Petra, 
and Betty. The structure on the right presumably is Eric Gill's studio, and just to the left of that building, 
barely visible against the sky, is the tall white stone-carved figure of "Mulier," which now stands in a 
reflecting pool near the entrance to the University Research Library. (The story of the discovery of this 
early Gill sculpture at the Tate Gallery by Mr. Zeitlin and its subsequent acquisition for UCLA by Chan- 
cellor Murphy was told in the March 1965 issue of the UCLA Librarian.) 



Clark Library Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 1968 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has announced that six post-doctoral Fellowships will 
be granted for a study program on the life and works of John Milton between July 1 and August 9, 1968- 
The program will be directed by a noted Milton scholar, Professor Joseph H. Summers, of the Department 
of English at Michigan State University. The Fellows, to be chosen from applicants not more than five 
years beyond their doctorates, will receive stipends of $900 each. Letters of application, with brief cur- 
riculum vitae, may be sent to the Director of the Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia 90018. 



Rare Philosophical Works Acquired at the Antiquarian Book Fair 

Two closely related incunables were acquired for the UCLA Library from two different book dealers 
during the International Antiquarian Book Fair held at the Ambassador Hotel in September. They are the 
two basic works of philosophical historiography: Vitae et Sententiae Philosophorum, by Diogenes Laer- 
tius, printed in Venice by Nicolaus Jenson in 1475, and De Vita et Moribus Philosophorum, by Walter 
Burley, printed in Cologne by Ulrich Zell about 1470. 

Diogenes Laertius probably wrote his Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers in the first part 
of the third century. It is the only general history of philosophy to survive from antiquity. In spite of 
many inaccuracies, it has remained a principal source for the lives and doctrines of the Greek philoso- 
phers, and it established the accepted form of writing philosophical history which prevailed until the 
eighteenth century. This is the "doxographical" method, which treats philosophers by schools and gen- 
erally supplies a good deal of biographical information. 

The first printed edition of Diogenes was a Latin translation by Ambrosius Traversarius Camaldu- 
ensis, printed in Rome by G. Lauer around 1472. This translation, much criticized at the time, omitted 
the epigrams with which the manuscript texts were liberally sprinkled, because the translator felt they 
might excite laughter from his readers and so detract from the dignity of the history. In the Jenson edi- 
tion now at UCLA, translations of the epigrams were supplied by Benedictus Brognolus, who also con- 
tributed an introduction. The complete text in Greek was not printed until 1533. 

Diogenes' work was the chief, although not the only, source for Walter Burley's On the Life and 
Manners of the Philosophers, written in the early part of the fourteenth century, which remained the only 
"modern" history of philosophy until the seventeenth century. Burley (or Burleigh) was an English Fran- 
ciscan, or perhaps a secular priest, who lived from about 1274 to sometime after 1343. The author of more 
than 130 commentaries on Aristotle, he was a student of Duns Scotus and a fellow student of William of 
Occam, and he became tutor to Edward the Black Prince. His history of philosophy was immensely popu- 
lar in his own lifetime, and it exists in many manuscript texts. 



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The first edition of Burley's history, the edition acquired by UCLA, was printed in 1470, two years 
earlier than that of Diogenes. Both authors were widely reprinted; there are fifteen incunable editions 
of Diogenes listed in Goff, and fourteen of Hurley. 

The two volumes are of particular interest for the history of printing. It is claimed, and may be true, 
that the Burley is the first book by an Englishman ever to be printed. The book itself, although rare, is 
not physically impressive; it is a small quarto nicely printed in Gothic type, with an undistinguished nine- 
teenth-century quarter-morocco binding. 

The Diogenes, on the other hand, is a splendid example of book production, one of the finest speci- 
mens of the work of the famous Jenson. Dibdin, in his Bibliotheca Spenceriana, calls it "one of the most 
beautiful volumes printed in the XVth Century." It is a small folio in humanistic Roman letter, and is 
bound in the original Venetian binding of boards covered with blind-tooled morocco. 

F. J.K. 



'Taste in Typography' Lecture 

"Type Models of the Twentieth Century" is the title of an address by Dr. G. W. Ovink, Director of 
Typography at the Amsterdam Foundry, to be presented at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, in Kinsey 
Hall Room 169- The School of Library Service has announced the lecture as the seventh in the series on 
Taste in Typography, sponsored by the UCLA Bibliographical Printing Chapel. 



Oral History Interviews in Progress 

Three interviews are now in progress as part of the plan by the Oral History Program to further docu- 
ment the history of UCLA. Dr. Vern O. Knudsen, Professor Emeritus of Physics and former Chancellor, 
is engaged in describing to James Mink the part he has played both in the development of the Los Angeles 
campus and in his contributions to the field of acoustics. Dr. Rosalind Cassidy, Professor Emeritus of 
Physical Education, is discussing her career at Mills College and at UCLA in a series of interviews with 
Donald Schippers. Ralph D. Cornell, pioneer landscape architect in Los Angeles, has provided interest- 
ing details on his work as consulting landscape architect at UCLA since 1937; several of the interviews, 
conducted by Richard Nystrom, were tape-recorded during walks about the campus while Mr. Cornell com- 
mented on its physical features. Mr. Cornell's work as landscape architect at the Claremont Colleges is 
discussed in supplementary interviews with Mrs. Enid Douglass, of the Claremont Oral History Program. 

Several other projects are also being undertaken by the Oral History Program. George P. Johnson, 
former distribution manager for the Lincoln Motion Picture Company of Los Angeles, is giving his reminis- 
cences of the firm, one of the first to create films for a Negro audience, and describes his personal col- 
lection of materials on the Negro in motion pictures, in interviews with Adelaide Tusler. Retired Army 
Colonel Sidney F. Mashbir, who was formerly with the Intelligence Section of General MacArthur's head- 
quarters in Japan, is being interviewed by Elizabeth Dixon. Summaries of radio broadcasts and newspaper 
accounts prepared by Colonel Mashbir during the Occupation have been given by him to the Department 
of Special Collections. 

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The Rounce & Coffin 'Western Books' Are Deposited at the Clark Library 

The Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles, sponsor of the annual Western Books Exhibition, has de- 
posited at the Clark Library the Club's complete collection of books selected for showing since 1938, 
when the exhibits were inaugurated. The approximately 900 volumes in the collection are representative 
of the finest printing in the Western states during that period. The collection will be maintained as a unit, 
to which the selections for future exhibitions will be added, and the books will be available for examina- 
tion by students of modern printing. The Rounce & Coffin Club deposit will significantly complement the 
Clark Library's collections of books printed by the fine presses of California, and particularly of Los 
Angeles. 



Publications and Activities 

Donald J. Schippers and Adelaide Tusler are the compilers of A Bibliography on Oral History, issued 
by the Oral History Association as the first in its series of Miscellaneous Publications. The compilers 
have supplied descriptive notes to each of the articles and institutional publications cited in the bibliog- 
raphy. Copies are available at S.50 each; checks, made payable to the Oral History Association, may be 
forwarded in care of the Oral History Program of the UCLA Library. 

Charlotte Georgi has been appointed by Mrs. Carma Leigh, the California State Librarian, to serve 
as Consultant to the State Library in its implementation of the State Technical Services Act (Public Law 
89-182). Under provisions of the second phase of the federal law, a pilot project will be established in 
which the State Library and public and academic libraries will jointly provide technical information to 
business and industry. Miss Georgi has been asked to assist in defining the information needs of Cali- 
fornia business and industry, particularly in relation to technical and scientific materials. 

Robert Vesper's address, "The Shape of Academic Libraries to Come," presented at the dedication 
ceremonies of the new Hofstra University Library last May, has been published in the Autumn issue of 
The Hofstra Review. 

Robert Hayes has published a review of The Brasenose Conference on the Automation of Libraries, 
edited by John Harrison and Peter Laslett, in the September issue of Special Libraries. 

J. M. Edelstein has reviewed Archer Taylor's General Subject-Indexes Since 1548 in the Papers of 
the Bibliographical Society of America for the third quarter. 

Andrew Horn has reviewed Louis Round Wilson: Librarian and Administrator, by Maurice Tauber, in 
the September issue of College & Research Libraries. 



Clark Library Seminar Papers on the History of Science 

Papers read at a Clark Library invitational seminar conducted by C. D. O'Malley, Professor of Medi- 
cal History at UCLA, in November of 1966 have now been published by the Library with the title, Atoms, 
Blacksmiths, and Crystals: Practical and Theoretical Views of the Structure of Matter in the Seventeenth 
and Eighteenth Centuries. The two papers in the booklet are "The Texture of Matter as Viewed by Artisan, 
Philosopher, and Scientist in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries," by Cyril Stanley Smith, Professor 
of the History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and "Snowflakes and the Constitu- 
tion of Crystalline Matter," by John G. Burke, Professor of History at UCLA. Copies are available on 
request from the Gifts and Exchange Section in the University Research Library. 



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Librarian's Notes 

I am proud to announce that early in I968 Mr. Robert L. CoUison, Librarian of the British Broadcast- 
ing Corporation since 1958, will join us as Head of the Reference Department in the University Research 
Library. 

Mr. Collison's many books and articles on bibliographical subjects and his fundamental guides to ref- 
erence works have won him an international reputation as a scholar in the field. For UNESCO he prepared 
a sequence of reports on Bibliographical Services throughout the World, and since 1965 he has edited the 
annual review of Progress in Library Service. His particular publications include analyses of the princi- 
ples of indexing, guides to information services, and bibliographical compendia of specialized collections 
in such diverse fields as theology and Africana. 

Mr. Collison will rejoin many admiring friends in the UCLA academic community because he spent a 
visiting year, 1951/52, on our Reference staff while investigating American university libraries under a 
Fulbright grant. In his new position at UCLA he will continue, and enhance, a tradition of scholarly ref- 
erence service much respected by faculty and students. He will also hold a teaching post in the School 
of Library Service. 

R. V. 

Majl Ewing (1903-1967) 

By the unexpected death of Majl Ewing, Professor of English, the University Libraries have lost a 
most thoughtful friend and supporter. Quite naturally, he was a member of the Zamorano Club, the Los 
Angeles bibliophilic group, because Majl Ewing was an exemplary book lover. The books that he discussed 
in class with his students he himself enjoyed so much and knew so well that he surrounded himself with 
them at home. But, more generous than most of us, he shared his books in many ways -by reading them 
aloud to friends and by endowing the UCLA Libraries with a number of superb collections. 

Our fine holdings of modern English literature, both at the Clark Library and on campus in the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections, owe much to his impeccable advice on what we should buy and to his equally 
impeccable taste and continuous generosity. Only a few weeks ago, when he was already far more griev- 
ously ill than any of us realized. Professor Ewing invited Wilbur Smith to his home in order to give to us 
some fine copies of scarce books by Sir Osbert Sitwell and William Plomer. 

Our impressive collections of important editions of the works of Aldous Huxley and D. H. Lawrence, 
in particular, are based very strongly on Majl Ewing's own books which he turned over to us. It is typical 
of his precision that much of his purchasing for himself in recent years was planned so that it would sup- 
plement rather than duplicate materials already on hand in the University Libraries. 

One of his great loves was the work of Max Beerbohm, and on the occasion of the great Beerbohm 
sale in 1962 he not only himself provided us with considerable sums for bidding but also very effectively 
raised additional monies from other friends in the area. On more occasions than this one he quietly and 
privately added to our purse so that we might purchase special materials at auction or publish well-printed 
catalogs of some of our exhibitions. It is part of the picture, then, that he was a founder of the Friends 
of the UCLA Library and for many years an officer of that cordial community group. 

The importance of the Clark Library to the University's academic program was very dear to Majl Ewing, 
both in general and in particular because of the Clark's strong emphasis on English literature of the Nine- 
ties. For several years he served on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee concerned with the Clark 



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Library, and as Chairman of the Program Subcommittee he was crucial in establishing and defining the 
Clark's summer post-doctoral seminar project, which has now seen three successful years. 

Thus in so many ways Professor Majl Ewing exemplified the best kind of creative relationship be- 
tween a member of the University faculty and the University Library program. Under these circumstances, 
I am particularly gratified to report that memorial gift funds are already coming in to the Friends of the 
UCLA Library in Majl Ewing's name. 

R. V. 



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Exhibit of Books and Manuscripts from the Arnold Bennett Collection 

In commemoration of the centenary of Arnold Bennett's birth, the Research Library is exhibiting in 
December a selection of his books and manuscripts from materials in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions. Bennett was a prolific writer: the collection on display includes more than one hundred books, 
all first editions. UCLA has built up its Bennett Collection gradually, starting with a group of his books 
which had formerly belonged to Michael Sadleir but were not included in our purchase of the Sadleir Col- 
lection of Nineteenth-Century Fiction, and the Library has slowly been able to acquire nearly all of the 
first editions, mostly in fine condition. 

Arnold Bennett was born in North Staffordshire, England, in the area of the Five Towns which pro- 
vided the background for his best and most famous novels. By 1900 he was publishing novels and, al- 
though he continued to write until his death in 1931, his best works were produced before 1914. The one 
novel by Bennett generally thought of as a modern classic is The Old Wives' Tale, published in 1908- 
Also of considerable importance are Clayhanger (1910), The Card (1911), Hilda Lessways (1911), and 
The Matador of the Five Towns (1912). 

In addition to his novels and plays, Bennett also wrote a large quantity of non-fiction, including es- 
says, travel books, and, of course, his Journals, published posthumously in 1932-1933- A volume of let- 
ters to his nephew was also published in 1936. The signed manuscript reproduced here is the fourth and 
last page of his essay, "The Barber," originally published in Harper's Weekly of August 21, 1915, and in- 
cluded in his Things That Have Interested Me of 1921. 

Bennett, no doubt, had his limitations as a writer, but his very real ability and great popularity in- 
sure him a prominent place in the literary history of the first three decades of the twentieth century. This 
exhibit enables one to follow his literary career from his first published appearance in the Yellow Book 
in 1895 to his last novel. Imperial Palace, in 1930. 

B. W. 



Rare Compilation of Early Materials on Mining 

A rare volume containing a collection of the earliest European laws and regulations on the mining 
industry has recently been acquired for the Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books in Business and 
Economic History, in the Business Administration Library. It is entitled Ursprung vnd Ordnungen der 
Bergwerge Inn Konigreich Boheim Churjurslenthum Sachsen Ertzhertzogthum Osterreich Furstenthumb 
Braunschweig vnd Luneburgk Graffschafft Hohenstein Dam einstheils biss an hero noch nie in Druck aus- 
gangen Alles mit vleis zusammen getragen Und was in iedem gehandelt auff Nachjolgendem Blat zu be- 
findenn. Cum gratia & priuil serenis. Elect Saxoniae (Leipzig: Henning Grossen des Jungern, 1616). 
According to the publisher's "Vorrede," the collection was the work of King Wenceslaus VI of Bohemia, 
who promulgated the laws in 1280 A.D. They were forgotten for several centuries and fell into disuse, 
until a minister, Johannes Deucer, and a Matthes Enderlein discovered them and, recognizing their impor- 
tance, arranged the publication of this work. 

The elaborately engraved title-page, reproduced here, depicts scenes of mining activity. (The en- 
graving has been reproduced on the cover of the Winter 1967 Geological Sciences catalogue of Zeitlin & 
Ver Brugge, Los Angeles antiquarian book dealers, and on the cover of the May 1967 issue of the Bulle- 
tin of the Pike District Mines Historical Society, of Sheffield, England.) Evidence suggests that the 
woodcut is the work of Andreas Bretschneider (1578-1640) of Leipzig, who is known to have executed en- 
gravings for books of the period. The initials AB appear at the lower right of the oval inset at the bottom 
which shows what may be an armorial device associated with mining. 



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The volume is bound in a vellum sheet of musical manuscript of the period, richly illuminated in blue 
and red, over boards. There are marginal notes in Latin, with some underlining, on the first thirty pages. 

The first part of the Gross Collection copy of Ursprung vnd Ordnungen forms a length treatise on the 
merits of mining activities and their necessity for the sustenance of the state. In addition to dealing in 
minute detail with the laws themselves, the work enumerates the king's rights and duties, provides sug- 
gestions as to the proper agents to enforce the laws, and gives directions on how to present claims. A 
register of the laws concludes this section. 

A separate title-page, bearing a large woodcut vignette of St. Christopher, identifies the second part 
of the book: Zu Leipzig verlegt Durch Henning Gross den Eltem, Buchh'dndlern. Vnd Gedruckt Durch 
justum jansonium V/ardens. Cimhro-Danum. M. DC. XVI. This is a collection of contracts, some dating 
back to 1406, in which local rulers granted mining concessions to individual subjects; among the contracts 
are several made by the Holy Roman Emperors Ferdinand and Maximilian. Engraved illustrations showing 
mining locations in relation to the topography accompany the texts of many of the contracts. The collec- 
tion provides a rich source of information for mining, business, and legal history. 

Two other copies of this work are present in University of California libraries: one is in the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections at UCLA and the other is in the Law Library on the Berkeley campus. Both, 
however, differ substantially in content from the Gross Collection copy, as well as from each other. A 
careful comparison of the two UCLA copies suggests that the publisher produced several such collections, 
the contents of each varying according to the needs of the intended buyer, but all bound with the same 
title-page. The second part of the Gross Collection copy appears as the first part of the Special Collec- 
tions copy, while the textual treatise of each copy is entirely different. A number of separate items deal- 
ing with local mining regulations have been bound in the Special Collections copy, but do not appear in 
the Gross Collection copy. 

Because of these differences, the UCLA copies of Ursprung vnd Ordnungen are not duplicates but 
complement each other. They have identical title-pages, but, except for a seventy-page section of con- 
tracts, the contents of each copy is entirely distinctive, and thus the work also has a particular interest 
for its unique bibliographical characteristics. 

R.L.K. 



The Perils of a Publisher 

The publishing business today is a very tough business, as everybody knows, but few people realize 
how difficult it was to be a publisher a few centuries ago. This comes vividly to life in the introduction 
to a book which the Library has recently acquired and added to its Theodore E. Cummings Collection of 
Hebraica and Judaica. 

The title of the book is TaSHBaTS, which is an abbreviation of the Hebrew words 'Teshuvot Shimon 
Ben Tsemah,' meaning that it is a collection of decisions rendered by Rabbi Simon, son of Zemah. This 
rabbi, who is known to both Jewish and non-Jewish scholars by his family name of Duran, was born in 
Majorca in 1361 and died in Algiers in 1444. In Majorca he practiced medicine up to the year 1391, and 
in Algiers he was a leading rabbi and judge. He wrote fifteen books, the most important of which was 
the TaSHBaTS. 

Meir Crescas tells us, in the introduction to the edition which he finally published, that for more 
than three centuries nobody did anything about publishing this book while it lay unnoticed in the hands 
of Rabbi Duran's heirs somewhere in Algiers. Mr. Crescas, a resident of Algiers, became interested in 



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it in the late 1720's. Since there were no Hebrew presses in North Africa, Mr. Crescas decided to go 
abroad to investigate the possibilities of publishing elsewhere. First he visited the Hebrew presses 
of Turkey, in Constantinople and Smyrna. He boarded a ship at Smyrna to take him to Leghorn, in Italy, 
but his vessel was captured by Spanish warships and he was taken prisoner. He was released after the 
Spaniards relieved him of his money, and he reached Leghorn with an empty pocket. With the help of 
friends he made it back home to Algiers. 

Mr. Crescas didn't consider his trip as a failure. His visit to Europe taught him that there are two 
ways to publish a book, either by being wealthy enough to pay for it, or by collecting subscribers, bince 
he had no more money, he decided to try the second method. He first acquired approbations and recom- 
mendations from the rabbis of his community, and with these documents in hand he called on people to 
become subscribers. He was quite successful in Algiers, so he decided to continue in Tunisia, and from 
there he turned again to Europe. He visited Italy, France, Germany, England, and Holland; wherever he 
went, he was able to collect subscribers. Finally, in the Fall of 1737, Mr. Crescas felt that he had 
enough backers to publish the TaSHBaTS . 

He turned the manuscript over to the Amsterdam printer and physician, Naphtali Hirz Levi. A spe- 
cial title-page was designed, type was set for a large part of the work, and about thirty leaves were 
printed— then came catastrophe. A fire broke out in January 1738 in the printing plant that consumed 
the entire shop, including the materials prepared for the TaSHBaTS. except for the title-page. The 
printer renewed his activities about three months later, and in the Spring of 1739 the work was finally 
printed and ready for binding. 

Books in those days were usually bound in leather or parchment. Both materials were too expensive 
for Mr. Crescas, so he searched for a cheaper material. One day he heard that the sea had thrown out on 
shore near Amsterdam a huge dead fish. He arranged with the city to dispose of the fish and to retain 
the skin. It is not known who were the craftsmen who bound the book in the fish skin, but the UCLA 
copy in its original binding can testify to their expertise. 

Mr. Crescas' troubles did not end with the binding problem. After about one hundred books were 
completed, it was found that there were not enough title-pages available, since the original plate had 
been destroyed in the fire. Until he was able to design a new title-page, print it, and add it to the rest 
of the work, another two years had passed, so that the book was finally published in 1741 after some 
fifteen years of effort. 

As a postscript to the story of the publishing of the TaSHBaTS. we should note the belief by many 
book collectors that this book is immune to bookworms. A scholar of the nineteenth century once claimed 
that he had examined the TaSHBaTS in many libraries and had never found a copy with holes made by 
bookworms, even when the books next to it showed their effects. Folklore has it that this was the re- 
ward for Rabbi Duran's careful treatment of the books in his own library where he would wipe off the 
dust each day. 

S.B. 

The Footnote Footnoted: Eric Gill in Ditchling 

Mr. W. B. Wollman has called to our attention, in reference to the article on Eric Gill's 'Mulier' 
sculpture in last month's issue, the reminiscences of Priscilla Johnston in her biography of Edward 
Johnston: "Gill was the kindest and gentlest of men (in contrast to some of his more dogmatic pronounce- 
ments) but his early work gave rise to some hostility. It was criticized as 'modern,' indecent, and even 
blasphemous and his views were equally suspect. In Ditchling some of the more respectable matrons re- 
fused to call upon Greta [Mrs. Edward Johnston] because we were known to be friends of the Gills. He 
was said to preach socialism at the cross roads as well as carving nude figures and, in fact, to be highly 
undesirable." 



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Publications and Activities 

J.M. Edelstein has edited A Garland for Jake Zeitlin on the Occasion of His 63th Birthday and the 
Anniversary of His 40th Year in the Book Trade. The book, produced by Grant Dahlstrom and Saul 
Marks, was presented to Mr. Zeitlin on November 5. Contributors include Kate Steinitz, "Vespasiano 
da Bisticci: A Great Bookseller & His Customers," Lawrence Clark Powell, "Memo to Jake Zeitlin," 
Elmer Belt, "Jake Zeitlin: Master at Filling Libraries," Robert Vosper, "To Be or Not To Be Organized," 
E. Maurice Bloch, "Jake Zeitlin: A Graphic Appreciation," and Mr. Edelstein, "A Bibliography of Books 
Published by the Primavera Press." 

Mr. Edelstein has also had two reviews published, one of Printing, Selling, and Reading 1450-1350, 
by Rudolph Hirsch, in College & Research Libraries for November, and the other of Downhill All the 
Way, an Autobiography of the Years 1919-1939, by Leonard Woolf, in The New Republic for November 
25. 

The Clearinghouse for Junior College Information is the subject of three articles in the November 
issue of the junior College Journal: "ERIC and the Junior College," by Arthur M. Cohen, "Gaps and 
Overlaps in Institutional Research," by John E. Roueche, and "Junior College Educators Indicate Infor- 
mation They Need," by Lorraine Mathies. 

In previous issues this year we have reported the elections and appointments of several UCLA 
librarians and Library School faculty to positions of important professional service in the American 
Library Association. With the full list of ALA committee members in hand, we are now able to record 
the service of other staff members; Page Ackerman. chairman. Nominating Committee, Resources and 
Technical Services Division, and member. Personnel Publications Committee, Library Administration 
Division; Fay Blake, member. Special Committee on National Manpower Programs, and member. Bylaws 
Committee, Adult Services Division; James Cox, chairman, Nominating Committee, Information Science 
and Automation Division; Charlotte Georgi, member. Business Reference Services Committee, Reference 
Services Division; Andrew Horn, member, Committee on Liaison with Accrediting Agencies, Association 
of College and Research Libraries; Everett Moore, chairman. Publishing Board, member. Committee on 
Appointments and Nominations, Association of College and Research Libraries, and member, Ad Hoc 
Committee on Relations with the Association of Research Libraries, ACRL; Robert Vosper, member, 
ALA Council, member. International Relations Committee and its Panel on UNESCO and Aid to Italian 
Libraries subcommittees, chairman. Ad Hoc Joint Committee of the ALA, the American Booksellers As- 
sociation, and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, and member. Special Committee on 
U.S. Library Associations. 



Librarian's Notes 

At their fall dinner meeting on November 28, a hundred Friends of the UCLA Library heard Dr. 
David Diringer of Cambridge University, founder of the Alphabet Museum in Cambridge, discuss the 
origin and development of the alphabet. The recently revised edition of his The Illuminated Book has 
been widely admired. Friends President Saul Cohen announced the appointment of a special committee 
(Professor Hugh Dick, Dean Lawrence Clark Powell, Mrs. Grace Hunt, and former Friends Presidents 
Dwight Clarke and W.W. Robinson) which will seek to develop a Majl Ewing Memorial Fund for Library 
purchases. 

Dr. Elmer Belt graced the evening by presenting a book box full of new additions to the Belt Library, 
Including a 1508 Pico Delia Mirandola. 



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The Chancellor's Committee on the Clark Library held its annual meeting on December 6 under 
auspicious circumstances. The session was in the new commons room which now affords for staff and 
readers a pleasant spot for relaxation, smoking, and lunching. Thus the Committee had an official op- 
portunity to applaud the successful completion of the second underground extension, which also pro- 
vides bookstacks for another fifteen years of growth of the collections (or an added 30,000 volumes) 
and ten additional private study rooms. 

With the completion of construction and the financing thereof, the Clark Library next fiscal year 
comes into appreciably increased book funds. Therefore the Clark's Librarian, William Conway, will 
head for Great Britain this coming April to see to the proper use of such funds. An Acquisitions Sub- 
committee during the past few years has been reviewing and redesigning the Clark Library's collecting 
policies, as well as the interrelationship with campus policies, and will present a detailed report next 
year. 

The Program Subcommittee announced plans for Clark Library Seminars during the remainder of 
this academic year on "Medical Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England," "Political Views of 
Thomas Hobbes and John Locke." "Books, Manuscripts, and the Building of Research Collections," 
and "Historical Geography." More details will be reported later. A formal report from Professor Franklin 
B. Zimmerman of Dartmouth College described as stimulating the 1967 summer post-doctoral seminar on 
"English Music from Lawes to Handel," which he conducted. 

The Clark Committee also heard with interest that on a recent Saturday twenty UCLA faculty mem- 
bers from several departments met to discuss their common interest in seventeenth and eighteenth-cen- 
tury studies. A planning committee was appointed to design a continuing organization to which the 
Clark Library will play host. 

This year's Committee consists of Chancellor Murphy (Chairman), Dean Philip Levine (Humanities), 
Dean A.H. Horn (Library Service), Dean L.C. Powell, Professors V.A. Dearing (English), H.G. Dick 
(English), A. Lossky (History, on leave), CD. O'Malley (Medical History), Ralph Rice (Law), Assistant 
Vice-Chancellor R.A. Rogers, and the University Librarian. The Committee will miss the thoughtful 
service of the late Professor Majl Ewing. 



The retirement of my colleague Donald Coney, University Librarian at Berkeley since 1945, has 
been announced for next summer. His successor will be Dr. James E. Skipper, currently Associate Uni- 
versity Librarian at Princeton. I am confident that Mr. Skipper's appointment is as promising for UCLA 
as it is for Berkeley. I have worked closely with him on a variety of major library undertakings for the 
past several years and have thereby come to admire his forceful competence and broad grasp of research 
library affairs. In 1963 he became the first full-time executive secretary of the Association of Research 
Libraries and in that capacity was central to most of the large-scale library developments, legislative 
and technical, on the national and international scene. 

R.V. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Shimeon Brisman, Richard L. King, 
Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Children s Books in the Soviet Union 

"What Russian Children Read," an exhibit of books and magazines for children published in the 
Soviet Union in the last half century, is on display in the Research Library and the Powell Library 
during January and February. The literary texts of the materials in the exhibit were written over the 
past one hundred and for'y years, but each work is currently in print in the USSR, and the selection 
thus offers a substantial sampling of what today's Russian child reads. 

The major portion of the exhibit consists of materials acquired, mainly in the Soviet Union, by Mrs. 
Miriam Morton for the preparation of her anthology, A Hardest of Russian Children's Literature (Univer- 
sity of California Press, 1967), the first comprehensive anthology of such literature in English. A con- 
siderable number of early and later Soviet juvenilia from the Department of Special Collections is also 
on exhibit. 

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Among such writers of the pre-RevoIutionary period are Aleksandr Pushkin, Pyotr Ershov, Sergei Aksakov, 
Nikolai Nekrassov, Ivan Turgenev, Mikhail Saltykov-Schedrin, Dmitri Mamin-Sibiryak, Vladimir Korolenko, 
Konstantin Ushinsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, and Aleksandr Blok, and the Soviet writers include 
Maxim Gorky, Valentin Kataev, Konstantin Paustovsky, Yuri Olesha, and Mikhail Sholokhov. The most 
prominent contemporary children's poets and authors, Samuel Marshak, Kornei Chukovsky (who is shown 
in the accompanving illustration from Mrs. Morton's anthology), Sergei Mikhalkov, Agnia Barto, Nikolai 
Nosov, Mikhail Prishvin, and Leo Kassil, are also represented in the exhibit. 

Several genres of literature are found in both the exhibited publications and the anthology: stories, 
verse, folktales, fables, science fantasies, prose poems, and short novels. The folktales include some 
from the sister republics of the USSR and from the several ethnic groups of Soviet Asia. 

Among the unique aspects reflected in Russian children's literature are a poetic and optimistic 
realism, a compassionate humanism, a lyrical love of nature, a zest and confidence in life and in its 
endless variety of moods, its perplexities, drama, humor, and even its ridiculous nature. Another dis- 
tinctive feature, particularly in writings produced in the Soviet period, is the way themes of modern 
science are presented: without sacrificing scientific accuracy, the fascination and utility of science 
are presented in absorbing, inspiring, and very often jolly fiction, poetry, and fantasy. 

The Library and the Exhibits Committee are much indebted to Mrs. Miriam Morton, not only for the 
generous provision of books, periodical issues, and illustrations from her own collection of Russian 
children's literature, but also for the dedication of time and expertise to her selection of additional 
library materials for the exhibit, her preparation of descriptive matter to accompany the display, and 
her assistance in designing the arrangement of materials in the exhibit cases. 



Exhibit of Turkish Chapbooks 

A selection of Turkish chapbooks will be displayed during January and February in an exhibit case 
on the east wall of the Research Library, just inside the entrance to the foyer. 

Turkish chapbooks have grown out of the traditional repertory of the Meddah, the itinerant profes- 
sional story-teller. With the spread of literacy and of inexpensive means of production (lithographic 
printing, which was invented toward the end of the eighteenth century, was introduced into Turkey in 
1833), the chapbook took over and the profession of the Meddah slowly died out. A book illustration in 
the exhibit shows a photograph of one of the last Meddahs, about 1930; the handkerchief over his left 
shoulder is the only requisite and mark of his trade. 

For the lithographic prints the entire text was written by hand, and therefore the illustrations did 
not mean extra expense if they were done, as they usually were, by the scribe himself. After the roman- 
ization of the script in 1928, literacy spread enough to make letterpress-printed pamphlets economical. 
Scores of them can be seen at newsstands or the stands of book peddlers, usually with their illustrations 
confined to flashy cover pictures. The Meddah stories and the old or contemporary chapbooks fall into 
two categories of contents: the religious-heroic type celebrating the battles and conquests of early 
Islam (in most cases, the hero is Muhammed's nephew AH), and the romantic type telling the stories of 
famous pairs of lovers such as Perhad and Shirin, Kerem and Asli, or Tahir and Zuhre. 

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Department of Near Eastern Languages 



January, 1968 



The Ernst Toch Archive Is Dedicated 



The University Library and the Department of Music presented a concert and exhibit for the dedica- 
tion of the Ernst Toch Archive on December 11, marking the eightieth anniversary of the late composer's 
birth. The evening was made particularly meaningful by the presence of Mrs. Ernst Toch. 




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Op. 30 (1924) and the world premiere of his unpublished Kammersymphonie (1906). Following Mr. Vesper's 
remarks dedicating the Archive, Walter Rubsamen, Chairman of the Music Department, described the 
newly organized Chamber Orchestra, which made its first appearance at this concert. An exhibit of the 
Works of Toch was displayed in the lobby of Schoenberg Hall and in the Music Library. Included in the 
exhibit were the holograph scores of the Kammersymphonie and the Fuge aus der Geographic from the 
Gesprochene Musik for speaking chorus, both being gifts from Mrs. Toch. 

The idea of a Toch Archive was conceived more than a year ago in discussions between Mrs. Toch 
and the Music Librarian. Mrs. Toch has generously donated materials to the Archive, including original 
manuscript scores. The Library, on its part, has embarked on a program of purchasing available Toch 
works. The Archive is planned to include; as many holograph scores as possible, with photographic 
copies of those not in the Archive; all available published works, with photographic copies of those that 
are out-of-print; a duplicate copy of each published work, to be shelved in the circulating collection of 
the Library; all available disc and tape recordings of Toch's music; printed material written about the 
composer; articles, speeches, books, and letters written by him; and all other materials related to Ernst 
Toch and his music. 



Ernst Toch was born in Vienna in 1887 and moved to Germany in 1909 to study music. After having 
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finally established a new home in the United States. He came to California in 1936, and later built a 
house on Franklin Avenue in Santa Monica where he lived until his death in 1964. His creative output 
was enormous and varied, comprising many chamber works, piano pieces, vocal compositions, operas, 
radio plays, motion picture scores, concert!, and orchestral compositions, including seven symphonies 
composed since 1950. 

Toch was nineteen years old when he composed the Kammersymphonie, whose title sheet and first 
page are reproduced here. This work won for him the Frankfurt Mozart prize in 1909, a milestone in 
Toch's career, for it meant not only a move from his native Austria to Germany, but also a decision to 
devote his life to music instead of medicine. 

On the title page of the manuscript, as was the custom, Toch wrote a motto of his choosing instead 
of his name, so that the members of the jury, one of whom was Max Reger, would not know whose work 
they were judging. The motto selected by Toch was Immer strebe zum Canzen ("Always strive for whole- 
ness"), the first words of a distich from Goethe's Wier jahreszeiten. These words, which appealed so 
much to Toch as a young man, might well serve as the motto for his life. In his music and in his life he 
strove for wholeness; he became deeply concerned and eloquently outspoken when he saw man's whole- 
ness severely threatened by the powerful forces shaping modern society. 

"Our music is fully congruous with our time;" wrote Toch in an article in the Music Library Associa- 
tion Notes of March 1966, "it is an appropriate expression of our age. . . Our music, by and large, exhib- 
its great losses in na'ivete, in instinct, and in spontaneity, and it is opening wide territories of uncharted 
land. Most prominently it denotes a change in the inner status of man, not yet assessed in its implica- 
tions and not comparable to any previous experience. The change is predicated upon a preponderance, 
heretofore unknown, of rationality, as compared to all other innate faculties of man. The intellect seems 
to be on a rampage against man's totality. . . The fundamental condition of art is communication, and 
the possibility of communication rests on the existence of a common language, on common possession 
of concepts, references, beliefs, desires, goals, sentiments, and other qualities not definable by mathe- 
matical formulas, but simply grown as the outcome of a very complex sum total— the sum total which we 
have in mind whenever we speak of any one culture, or the stratum in which the existence of any kind of 
art is rooted. The disruption in this stratian is probably the greatest novum art faces today and is its 
most problematical aspect. " 

Ernst Toch was himself a man of unusual humility and integrity, and he approached his art with a 
spirit of complete sincerity. It is important that we continue to hear the wisdom of this man who was so 
sensitive to the society in which he lived and who spoke so eloquently to it in words and music. 

R.H. 



Clark Library Seminar Paper on Laplace 

Laplace as a Newtonian Scientist, a paper by Professor Roger Hahn, historian of science on the 
Berkeley campus, which was delivered last April at a seminar on "The Newtonian Influence," has been 
published by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The booklet has a brief foreword by Profes- 
sor John G. Burke, of the Department of History at UCLA. Copies are available upon request from the 
Clark Library or from the Gifts and Exchange Section, Acquisitions Department, UCLA Library. 



January, 1968 



Tribute to a Founding Father of Oral History 

The Second National Colloquium on Oral History, sponsored by Columbia University, convened in 
November at Arden House, in Harriman, New York, unfortunately without the presence of historian Allan 
Nevins who, due to a recent illness, was unable to conduct his scheduled panel discussion of historians 
on oral history. In recognition of his role as "the founding father of the oral history movement begun at 
Columbia University" and as an expression of regret for his absence, the Oral History Association passed 
a resolution of salutation to Professor Nevins, extending to him "its deep appreciation for his far-reaching 
contributions to the development of oral history" and also conveying "its affection and well wishes.'" 




(Photograph by Frank Reinart. published by permission of the Huntington Library.) 

A tape-recording of this resolution was presented last month to Professor Nevins at the Huntington 
Library, where he is a Senior Research Assistant, by James V. Mink, Director of the UCLA Oral History 
Program and Chairman of the Oral History Association. Professor Nevins had been a prominent speaker 
at the First National Colloquium, held the previous year at Lake Arrowhead under Mr. .Mink's director- 
ship, out of which was formed the present Oral History Association, now grown to more than 150 insti- 
tutional and individual members. 

At the Arden House meeting, Henry Steele Commager replaced Professor Nevins as chairman of the 
panel of historians, made up of James Macgregor Burns, Frank Freidel, William E. Leuchtenburg, and 
Cornelius Ryan. In other sessions, Alfred A. Knopf spoke informally on his experience as memoirist 
for the Columbia Oral History Research Office, Philip A. Crowl and Forrest C. Pogue discussed the use 
of the oral history technique in assembling materials for the writing of biography, and Luther Evans gave 
an impressive summary of the Colloquium's proceedings. 



A.T. 



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Librarian's Notes 

The Councillors of the Friends of the UCLA Library, at their official annual meeting in December, 
re-elected the association's officers for a second year's term: Mr. Saul Cohen, President; Mr. Robert G. 
Blanchard, Vice-President; Dean Andrew H. Horn, Secretary; and Mr. Everett G. Hager, Treasurer. 

The membership of the Friends elected three new persons to the Council for the period 1967—1970: 
Dr. Marcus E. Crahan, physician and bibliophile, whose personal collection on food and wine is widely 
admired both here and in Europe; Mr. Muir Dawson, partner in Dawson's Bookshop, Japanophile and fine 
printer; and Professor Ralph Rice of UCLA's School of Law, friend of libraries and librarians. 

Thus the full Council now consists of Mr. Horace M. Albright, Mr. Saul Cohen, Dr. E.E. Coleman, 
Mr. John A. Dunkel, Mrs. Bernardine Szold-Fritz, and Mr. Grant Dahlstrom (with terms to expire on De- 
cember 30, 1968); Professor Hugh Dick, Mr. Robert G. Blanchard, Mr. Everett G. Hager, Dean Andrew 
H. Horn, Miss Patrice Manahan, and Miss Peggy Christian (with terms to expire on December 30, 1969); 
and Dr. Marcus E. Crahan, Mr. Muir Dawson, .Mr. Aaron Epstein, .Mr. Everett T. Moore, Professor Ralph 
Rice, and Mrs. Stafford L. Warren (with terms to expire on December 30, 1970). 

The University community in general and the Library in particular are greatly indebted to these 
people, and through them to all of the Friends, for their devoted generosity in our behalf. They form a 
cordial link between the campus and the public community of bibliophiles. Directly and indirectly they 
have established a high level of private support, both moral and financial, for the UCLA Library, the 
kind of support which, for a state university, can mean the difference between distinction and mere com- 
petence. 

The Spring dinner meeting of the Friends will be on Thursday evening. May 9, in the Faculty Center, 
with UCLA's gracious new Vice-Chancellor Rosemary Park as the speaker. 



I very much regret the failure to include the name of Professor John Burke, of the Department of 
History, in the list of members of the Clark Library Committee in our last issue. He continues to serve 
as a valued member of that body. 

R.V. 



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Exhibit on Chinese Medicine at the Biomedical Library 

"Chinese Medicine," an exhibition illustrating the traditional 
system of medicine of the Chinese people, will be displayed in the 
Biomedical Library during the month of February. The colorful 
and fascinating collection of artifacts, illustrations, and books was 
assembled for display by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum 
and Library, in London, and has graciously been lent for showing 
at UCLA. The illustration reproduced here is from an eighteenth- 
century watercolor painting which shows a series of points for acu- 
puncture treatment. 



Concert of Music for Woodwinds 

The College Library will present a program of "Music for 
Woodwinds" in its series of "Music in the Rotunda" concerts on 
Saturday, February 24, at 8:30 p.m., in the second-floor Rotunda 
of the Powell Library Building. The program will include composi- 
tions by Vivaldi, Mozart, Milhaud, Byrd, and Riegger, performed 
by Joy Hueber on flute and piccolo, Tony Nickels on oboe and Eng- 
lish horn, Daniel Kessner on clarinet, Jo Ann Caldwell on bassoon, 
and Dolly Eugenio on piano. Tickets are free on request at the 
Reference Desk of the College Library. 



Elizabethan Manuscript on the Royal Mint 

An English manuscript dealing with the Royal Mint and mercantile exchange, written after 1585, has 
been acquired by the Business Administration Library for its Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books 
in the History of Business and Economics. The hand of the major part of the manuscript's text is secre- 
tary, while the title and marginal explanations are in book-hand. The large folio volume of nineteen vel- 
lum leaves is bound in contemporary calf, both covers bearing identical gilt, oval-stamped ornaments. 

The text of the manuscript begins with reference to the February 1564 commission of Queen Elizabeth 
to Sir Francis Knolles, Vice-Chamberlain of the royal.household. Sir Walter Mildmay, and Sir William 
Cordall to examine the operation of the Royal Mint and to study exchange rates. There is material on the 
history and rules of operation of the Mint, guidelines for appointing and training the Mint's officers, the 
duties of the Assay Minister and the Mint Auditor, and methods for avoiding fraud in minting. The value 



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of English coinage and the methods of ascertaining it is discussed, including the method of calculating 
the amounts of gold and silver bullion proper to various coins and the division of weights used in the 
Royal Mint. Counterfeiting and farming out the Mint are also treated. 

The remainder of the manuscript is concerned with questions raised by the extensive trade between 
England and Antwerp, especially in trade in cloth. Hence, much material is provided on rates of exchange 
between English and European currencies, particularly the role of the Lombard Street bankers in London 
in the establishment and operation of exchange rates. There is even a novel argument that exchange rates 
govern the price of goods. 

The author of the manuscript was obviously involved in the activities of the London bankers and 
traders, as well as the English Mint. Judging from the careful arrangement of the text, with its precise 
marginal notes and the mention in the preface of "this booke," it is probable that the manuscript was in- 
tended for publication and that this was to have been the printer's copy. Since so few economic tracts 
have survived from the Elizabethan period, this acquisition has particular significance as a contribution 
to the study of English financial and commercial history. 

R.L.K. 



Report from Roppongi, Tenri, and Fujieda 

I have been a poor reporter to my colleagues in the Library and the Library School during my first 
four months in Japan. A Fulbrighter's life in Japan is not lacking in surprising experiences, and so I 
think a brief report to colleagues and friends is in order. 

Certainly one of the most extraordinary experiences of the winter was my visit to Tenri, in Nara 
Prefecture, for two days during the New Year celebration, as a guest of the Reverend Michio Takahashi, 
head of the Tenrikyo Overseas Mission Department. Mr. Takahashi, who spends about half of his time in 
Los Angeles at the Tenrikyo Headquarters in America, had visited the UCLA Library one day last August 
with Mr. Yoshikatsu Kono, Director of the Japanese National Diet Library, and had therefore, on his re- 
turn to Japan, kindly invited me to visit Tenri during this season when members of the church all over 
Japan come to the church's headquarters for this most important of all annual observances. 

I was comfortably installed in the Tenrikyo Headquarters guest house and escorted to points of in- 
terest such as the great museum of antiquities, archaeology, and ethnology, which, along with the Tenri 
University Library, has recently achieved world fame for its rarities. I was guided through the pleasant 
mysteries of sipping the toso (spiced sa^e)— for my good health and prosperity in the new year — and then 
partaking of the zoni, a kind of broth in which mochi (pounded rice cakes) and vegetables are served. I 
saw hundreds of boys and young men toasting rice cakes over charcoal pits which stretched out in rows 
in a shed about the length of a basketball court, drawing their supplies from an adjoining warehouse where 
the piles of mochi looked like some of America's stores of surplus grain. (I thought to myself that the 
toasted variety must be more tasty than the gummy substance which the mochi becomes in its more tradi- 
tional brothy setting, but I did not have an opportunity to test my feelings. At any rate, the young fellows 
were having fun, squatted on straw mats beside the charcoal pits, and were keeping pleasantly warm, 
though the wind was whistling through the open shed.) 

Food and drink during my stay, presided over by Miss Lois Uchida (a native of Los Angeles, and now 
a priest in Tenrikyo, who has been with the church since 1953), were served in Japanese-inn fashion in my 
quarters. The meals were good — some slight concession being made to my Western tastes by arranging 
for beef mizutaki one evening, and sukiyaki the next, but including also many dishes of more authentic 



February-, 1968 




Japanese style. Breakfasts were out-and-out 
Western, in my honor, with bacon and eggs, toast, 
and coffee. (But Miss Uchida confessed that 
she herself preferred this to the Japanese break- 
fast of misoshiru, tsukemono, and assorted vari- 
eties of foods that don't usually appeal to West- 
erners.) 

I had a second very cordial visit at the Tenri 
Library with Professor Makita Tominaga, the 
Head Librarian, and Mr. Shigeomi Takahashi, of 
the Library staff, who had given me an extensive 
tour of the Library's collections last November 
when I first visited Tenri. The remarkable trea- 
Toasting mochi at Tenrikyo. ^^^3 ^f jjj|g library and the splendid organiza- 

tion of its collections and services were brought about mainly through the enthusiastic personal efforts 
of the late Shimbashira, Shozen Nakayama, who died only last November. He had been the leader of the 
church since 1914, when he became the second Shimbashira, at the age of nine. Legends about his book- 
buying expeditions to far parts of the world abound — British booksellers, for example, having become 
agreeably accustomed to seeing him reach into his leather bag for a handful of five-pound notes to pay 
for the choice items he had selected for the Tenri Library. The Library, which, incidentally, is open for 
use by the people of Tenri, has set some high standards in Japan for its development as an active research 
center. Our Professor Richard Rudolph can testify to the Library's usefulness for research in Oriental 
studies, but its collections range over a broad spectrum of subjects, from the history of Christianity to 
the art and archaeology of the Pacific. It is particularly strong in European literatures. I imagine that 
its collection of globes and atlases and astrolabes is one of the most impressive to be seen anywhere. 



A second unusual "cultural" expedition was my visit to the little town of Fujieda, in Shizuoka Prefec- 
ture, to see a little museum of mamehon, or miniature books. (The term mamehon, or "bean-size books," 
once used to describe only the very small traditional-style Japanese books, has now been extended to 
modern miniature books from everywhere, but the principal interest here is in the books produced in Japan 
in recent years, some of which are rather gigantic mamehon, being even five or six inches tall.) Steve 
Lin had tipped me off, in a Christmas card message, that Dr. Jun Ogasawara, a pediatrician of Fujieda, 
had established a Mamehon Museum, and suggested I might find an opportunity to visit it. Our Oriental 
Library has a small collection of modern mamehon, including some rather choice and rare items produced 
in the early post-war years in very limited numbers. 

My own interest in these little books had developed from my finding a number of very attractive ones, 
in 1952-53, as I browsed in the second-hand bookshops in the Kanda district of Tokyo. Some had been 
illustrated by such printmakers as Shiko Munakata who have since achieved great eminence, but who then 
were finding a useful outlet for their obscure talents. Mr. Lin has been in touch more recently with some 
of the mamehon collectors and publishers, so that occasionally some interesting items turn up even now, 
through the rather close fraternity of collectors in Japan are said to be absorbing aH current production 
quite effectively. Cerainly no "strays" are to be seen in Kanda these days. 

My colleague. Professor Shigeo Watanabe, of the Keio Library School, who is a native of Shizuoka, 
expressed interest right off in going to visit Dr. Ogasawara's museum, and had, in fact, intended to go 
sometime himself. He therefore arranged with the Doctor for a convenient time and drove me there on a 
recent weekend, by way of a magnificent, fairly new route along the north side of Mount Fuji, through 
what he calls "Wyoming in Japan" because of its open plains and scrubby underbrush. It was indeed a 



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bit of Wyoming, somehow misplaced in this otherwise tight little island. Fortunately, a cooperative 
weather man provided a perfect clear and mild January day for viewing Fujisan from this less well-known 
angle. 

Dr. Ogasawara's museum occupies less than half of a little A-frame building which faces the old 
Tokaido Road, the main highway between Tokyo and Osaka. About two-thirds of the space is devoted to 
a coffee bar, with a few tables along the side of the room. The Doctor rents out the coffee shop to one 
of the some ten million operators of coffee shops in Japan (my own estimate, based on daily impressions 
of the ubiquity of these wonderful establishments). To my surprise, there were three photographers there, 
with all the trappings of cameras and floodlights that only the Japanese can marshal up, and also, as I 
learned in due time, reporters from the Shizuoka Shimhun and the Asahi's Shizuoka edition. Much interest 
was generated by my report of UCLA's collection of mamehon and as to how I ever got interested in them. 
The heading for the story next morning in the Shizuoka paper was something like "Aren't Mamehon Wonder- 
ful! California Professor Not Disappointed." 

The Doctor's collection is extensive, though some of the particularly choice items in UCLA's collec- 
tion were not to be found there. Among his prized possessions is a copy of The Inaugural Address of 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, printed by Achille J. St. Onge, of Worcester, Massachusetts, which was pre- 
sented to him by former Ambassador Reischauer. (Even the Harvard Library considered itself fortunate 
to obtain a copy of this after Kennedy's assassination.) Dr. Ogasawara publishes mamehon himself, and 
very generously presented me with four of his books, including a catalogue of his collection. These will 
be added to our collection at UCLA. His own publications are well-designed and produced — some in the 
traditional style of folded leaves, and some in the revived folk-art style employed in the best of the post- 
war mamehon. 

Such visits as these to Tenri and Fujieda were not part of the original scheme for my Fulbright lec- 
tureship, but I'm grateful that a few such experiences could be added to an already far-from-routine stay 
in Japan. A better balanced report would include such matters as the comforts of living in Kokusai Bunka 
Kaikan (the International House of Japan), situated in a beautifully designed building, with a magnificent 
garden, and with a fine French-trained chef in its dining room, and, finest of all, an excellent library — a 
real model of its kind — directed by a wonderful librarian, Miss Naomi Fukuda, who now has hundreds of 
devoted friends around the world who have visited her here or have been visited by her. 

And a proper report should at least mention some of the pleasures of living in Roppongi, where steak 
houses, pizza houses, Korean barbecues, continental cafes, shabu-shabu establishments, coffee houses, 
confectionaries, salons de the', and all kinds of little night clubs and bars — even bookshops — keep awake 
(I'm told) until twelve, one, two, or three o'clock in the morning (Roppongi's answer to the UCLA Library's 
extended hours). My own report would describe the wonderful things the Japanese steak houses have 
learned to do with their excellent beef— things I think the Americans never dreamed of doing. But I'll re- 
frain, because I recall that Mr. Vosper is deplorably lacking himself in a proper appreciation of beef and 
the many ways that that noble food can be made delectable. (But since Japan is essentially a fish-eating 
country, I hasten to say he would find much to enjoy in this increasingly cosmopolitan city of Tokyo, 
where every conceivable way of preparing sea food and freshwater fish is being employed.) Since this 
does not pretend to be a balanced report, it had better end here, and if the Editor was awake, probably 
ended farther up toward its beginning. 

E.T.M. 



Februar>', 1968 



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Gift of Drawings by Syd Hoff 

The Librar>- is pleased to announce that Syd Hoff, the artist and author, has recently given to the 
Department of Special Collections a group of his original drawings. These include forty-five drawings il- 
lustrating Hello, Mudder, Hello, Fadder and / Can't Dance, both 
by Allan Sherman (Harper and Row, 1964), as well as two sets 
of forty drawings each which were used to illustrate Lengthy 
(Putnam, 1963), a book for children written by Mr. Hoff. The 
original drawing of a dachshund used for the dust jacket of 
Lengthy is among them. In addition .Mr. Hoff has given the Li- 
brary two sets of approximately fifty drawings each (one set in 
color and the other in black and white) for The Homework Caper, 
by Joan M. Le,xau (Harper and Row, 1966), another children's 
book. The Department of Special Collections is particularly 
pleased to have these additions to its substantial collection of 
children's literature, both historical and modern. (A drawing 
from Hello, Mudder, Hello, Fadder is reproduced here.) 

^- - ~_ " - ^ -t Syd Hoff was born in New York City in 1912 and received 

his education there in the public schools. He studied art at the 
National Academy of Design, in New York City, and he sold his 
first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1930. Since then he has con- 
tributed cartoons regularly to that magazine and to Esquire, Look, and the Saturday Eiening Post. He 
also draws a daily newspaper panel cartoon, "Laugh It Off," for King Features Syndicate. His small 
children (one thinks of them as urchins) are well-known for their impudent but appealing qualities. 




Syd Hoff has illustrated, and in some instances written, about thirty-five books, a good number of 
which are for children. These include Danny and the Dinosaur (1958), Sammy the Seal (1959), Julius 
(1958), and Lengthy (1963), whose drawings are now at UCLA. Several collections of his cartoons have 
also been published. Mr. Hoff now lives in Miami Beach, Florida, where he continues to interpret with 
sure eye and pen the small fry of this world. 

B. W. 



Library Publications 

A Second Supplement to the catalogue of The John A. Benjamin Collection oj Medical History, com- 
piled by Martha Teach Gnudi, has been published by the Library. It includes descriptions of some fifty 
rare works added to the historical collection of the Biomedical Library as gifts of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin. 
Copies are available on request at the Biomedical Library or from the Gifts and Exchange Section in the 
Research Library. Mr. Vosper's Report of the University Librarian to the Chancellor for the Year 1966/67 
will be sent this month to most of our readers. A limited supply of additional copies will also be available 
at the Reference Desk of the Research Library, or from the Gifts and Exchange Section. 



Acknowledgment 



Jose Rubia Barcia and Marion A. Zeitlin, in the Preface to their Vnamuno: Creator and Creation 
(University of California Press, 1967), have expressed their special thanks "to Frances J. Kirschenbaum 
for valued editorial suggestions and aid" and "to the members of the staff of the Reference Department 
of the UCLA Research Library for cheerful and painstaking help on numerous occasions." 



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The Size and Growth of Academic Libraries 

Our annual table of figures on the size of university libraries shows UCLA to be in twelfth place, the 
same relative position in 1966/67 as in 1962/63. The changes in the ranking by relative size this year 
are, as usual, few: Toronto's total holdings increased markedly by the accession of a very large number 
of volumes; Indiana's collections unaccountably show a drop of more than fifty thousand volumes; Wiscon- 
sin added substantially more volumes than did Duke or Northwestern. 

The figures reported for Net Volumes Added in 1966/67 by the twenty leading institutions shows far 
more dramatic change from the previous year. One-fourth of the libraries recorded here are new entrants 
this year in the list of fastest -growing libraries: Southern Illinois, Buffalo, NYU, Pennsylvania State, 
and Alabama. The commanding lead in growth by Toronto is consonant with its acquisitions policy, re- 
flected since 1962/63 (the first year that Toronto was included in these tables) when it occupied seventh 
place in number of volumes acquired; subsequently its position was eighth (1963/64), fifth (1964/65), and 
second (1965/66). 

The dramatic rise of Toronto in this ranking of libraries by growth figures is approximately matched, 
we regret to say, by the decline of UCLA. This Library's relatively high overall status has, as a young 
institution, necessarily depended upon a high rate of growth. During nine of the ten years preceding the 
date of the table shown here, UCLA held a high position, relatively, in numbers of volumes added: sixth 
place (1956/57), sixth (1957/58), fifth (1958/59), fifth (1959/60), fourth (1960/61), first (1961/62), second 
(1962/63), fourth (1963/64), and second (1964/65). When our acquisitions dropped from 190,356 volumes 
in 1964/65 to 136,267 in 1965/66, we fell to seventh place, and in 1966/67, by acquiring almost exactly 
the same number of volumes, UCLA occupied twelfth place. The realities of the present state of compe- 
tition among universities suggest that we must run much harder to stay even, and twice as fast to chal- 
lenge the leader. 



Voli 



Lib 



rary: 



1966-67 



1965-66 



Net Volumes Added: 



1966-67 



1. Harvard 

2. Yale 

3. Illinois 

4. Columbia 

5. Michigan 

6. UC Berkeley 

7. Cornell 

8. Stanford 

9. Toronto 

10. Chicago 

11. Minnesota 

12. UCLA 

13. Princeton 

14. Pennsylvania 

15. Ohio State 

16. Texas 

17. Indiana 

18. Wisconsin 

19. Duke 

20. Northwestern 



7,791,538 
5,183,790 
4,312,583 
3,782,479 
3,643.869 
3,328,018 
3,067,073 
2,940,208 
2,614,331 
2,606,431 
2,559,244 
2,469,810 
2,202,206 
2,025,046 
1,988,097 
1,945,271 
1,889,874 
1,882,546 
1,863,233 
1,847,426 



( 1) 7, 

( 2) 5 

( 3) 4 

( 4) 3, 

( 5) 3 

( 6) 3, 

( 7) 2, 

( 8) 2, 

(11) 2, 
( 9) 2, 
(10) 2, 

(12) 2, 

(13) 2, 

(14) 1 

(16) 1 

(17) 1 



(15) 1, 

(20) 1, 

(18) 1 

(19) 1, 



600,357 
004,301 
083,634 
.675,920 
516,355 
179,633 
892,539 
627,095 
344,797 
504,250 
480,097 
333,442 
097,737 
958,602 
845,069 
838,645 
943,256 
744,321 
,783,803 
771,899 



1. Toronto 264,338 

2. Illinois 228,949 

3. Harvard 191,181 

4. Stanford 182,577 

5. Cornell 171,990 

6. Michigan 159,984 

7. Southern Illinois 154,712 

8. SUNY Buffalo 152,386 

9. UC Berkeley 148,395 

10. NYU 146,515 

11. Ohio State 143,028 

12. UCLA 136,368 

13. Wisconsin 136,225 

14. Penn State 117,195 

15. Johns Hopkins 117,186 

16. Alabama 115,234 

17. Chicago 113,008 

18. Columbia 112,052 

19. Michigan State 109,534 

20. Texas 106,626 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 90024. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Martha Gnudi, Zoia Horn, Richard L. King, 
Everett T. Moore, Helene Schiraansky, Brooke Whiting. 



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Notes on Mops in Process 

Geographers suggest that there are several ways to read a map; the "reading" which follows is one 
way to describe a collection of maps now being processed in the Department of Special Collections. 

Alphabetically, the collection reads from the shortest name of Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733), through 
the longest one, Manuel Godoy Alvarez de Faria Rios Sanchez y Zarzosa (1767-1851), who is identified 
on his maps simply as Principe de la Paz, and ends with Jakob Melchior Ziegler-Steiner (1801-1833). 
Chronologically, the collection (except for some facsimiles of early manuscript maps) covers the period 
from the late seventeenth through the late nineteenth centuries. 

The strength in continental European maps reflects the collecting interests of Baron Charles Stuart 
de Rothesay (1779-1845), British ambassador to Paris from 1815 to 1830 and ambassador to St. Petersburg 
from 1841 to 1845. From the C. K. Ogden collection have come many maps by famous British cartographers. 
The Warren C. Shearman collection includes, in addition to many fine atlases, a number of early maps, in- 
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Map publishers have delighted catalogers with such brief titles as Isaac Taylor's Dorset Shire (Lon- 
don, 1765), and have also overwhelmed them with such titles as William J. Keeler's National Map of the 
Territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific . . . (Washington, D.C., 1867), 
which runs on for the length of two catalog cards. 

For those among our readers who have been persuaded to spend their vacation in the Western hemis- 
phere this year, we offer a reproduction of Pieter van der Aa's America, of Sieuw-Ontdekte \\ eereld (Ley- 
den, 1700), with the added warning, taken from another map, that "This Continent with the adjoining Is- 
lands is generally supposed to have been Anciently unknown, though there are not wanting some, who will 
have even the Continent its self to be no other, than the Insula ATLANTIS of the Ancients." 

E. V. 



University Centennial Materials Are Exhibited 

A selection of publications, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera from the University Archives 
will be displayed until April 10 in the Research Library to commemorate the University's Centennial. In- 
cluded in the exhibit is a series of historical photographs prepared by the University for display during 
the Centennial Year. Much of the exhibit emphasizes the early development of the University at Berkeley. 
Next year UCLA will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, and at that time another exhibit will stress the 
half century of growth of the Los Angeles campus. 



Student Book Collection Competitions Are Announced 

The Robert B. Campbell Book Collection Competitions for 1968 have been announced by the Library. 
Undergraduate and graduate students may compete for separate series of first, second, and third prizes 
($125, $50, and $25 in books in each series) and for four special prizes ($25 each) to be awarded by the 
judges. Judging this year's contest will be Dr. L. R. C. Agnew, Associate Professor of Medical History, 
Regent William K. Coblentz, and Aaron Epstein, Hollywood bookseller and Council member of the Friends 
of the UCLA Library. Contest rules are stated in a leaflet available at any campus library. The closing 
date for entry is April 15, 1968. 



Sound Recordings Are Acquired for the Library 

Carlos Hagen has negotiated the donation to the Librar)' of a large collection of broadcast transcripts 
from one of the oldest radio stations in California, KTRB in Modesto. The collection, which is in process 
of being transferred to UCLA, is made up of several thousand radio transcriptions, practically none of 
which is available through regular commercial channels. Among the materials thus obtained are Armed 
Forces transcriptions featuring unique combinations of popular and classical singers, ensembles, orches- 
tras, and the like. Also represented are a number of religious programs and dramatic productions, and a 
large number of radio commercials, to provide a sampling of an often despised form of Americana. 

Mr. Hagen has also met with the staff at the Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound, the lar- 
gest archive of its nature on the West Coast, and has established an arrangement under which duplicate 
materials will be donated to UCLA. The materials obtained from KTRB and from Stanford will be sent to 
various campus libraries where they will be made available to students and researchers. Much of the ma- 
terial will probably be placed in the projected Audio Facility of the College Library. A number of record- 
ings from the KTRB collection have been deposited with the John Edwards Memorial Foundation, a research 
facility at the UCLA Folklore and Mythology Center concerned with American folk music. 



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Acquisition of the Mortin Best Book Store 

The Library has recently purchased the entire stock of the Martin Best Book Store in Santa Monica. 
Mr. Best decided to dispose of his stock and retire when the building on Ocean Park Boulevard in which 
his shop had been housed for more than twenty years was condemned in order to widen the street. 

A few days before his building was to come down, Mr. Best approached Professors Charles Gullans 
and John Espey of the UCLA English Department, who had been haunting the shop during its final sale 
and picking up some remarkable buys for the Library, and offered to sell the remaining stock of more than 
42,000 volumes to UCLA at a figure which sent the two men scurrying for a telephone. After several fran- 
tic calls — on a Sunday — they were able to accept his offer in the name of the Library. A crew from the 
Buildings and Grounds Department moved the 42,000 books in two days, and the Library is now looking 
for a place to store this enormous purchase until it can be processed. 

The collection is largely composed of American and English fiction from the 1890's to the present, 
and while there will undoubtedly be a good deal of duplication of present holdings, it should strengthen 
significantly the Librar}''s collection in these areas. 

N. D. 



Clark Seminar on Hobbes and Locke 

Political thought in seventeenth-century England, exemplified in the works of two great philosophers 
of that age, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, was the subject of a Clark Library invitational seminar 
which convened on February 3. Sheldon S. U'olin, Professor of Political Science at the University of 
California, Berkeley, presented a paper on "Hobbes' Political Theory- as Epic," discussing in detail its 
relation to that literary form. Peter Laslett, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, spoke on 'The Rele- 
vance of Locke's Political Theorv." His conclusion that Locke's ideas of government exerted little in- 
fluence on his contemporaries, and were not particularly relevant to the present, provoked considerable 
discussion among the members of the seminar. 



Extended Use Is Made of the Library's Negative Microfilms 



In these days of stringent budgets, it is pleasant to be able to report an irregular but welcome source 
of additional library revenue through the amortization of negative microfilming costs. The Library pos- 
sesses the only negative microfilm copy in this country of the London Missionary Society Records, which 
relate to Africa, and we have now begun to amortize the cost of this negative microfilm by selling posi- 
tive copies of various reels. The Libran,- is following the same policy with respect to the Los Angeles 
Sl<ir (18'Sl-188n. which UCLA microfilmed in 1962, the Los Angeles Daily California Eagle (1914-1951), 
the famous Negro newspaper which UCLA filmed in a cooperative undertaking with several other institu- 
tions in 1961, and the Los Angeles Daily \cus. which UCLA microfilmed in 1964. 

Recently the Iniversity Library on the Irvine campus obtained from us a list of 128 titles of medieval 
and renaissance philosophical works which UCLA had microfilmed, and the UCI Library is photocopying 
these works from the master negatives. (As a friendly gesture toward a sister campus. UCLA has waived 
the amortization charges.) 

S. M. 



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Biomedical Library Inaugurates Its Rare Book Room 

The Rare Book Room of the Biomedical Library was formally opened on February 5 during the inaugu- 
ral ceremonies for a five-day International Symposium on the History of Medical Education, sponsored by 
the UCLA Department of Medical History and supported by the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation. A bronze 
plaque was unveiled by Chancellor Murphy as an expression of appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. John A. Ben- 
jamin for their extensive and distinguished contributions to the historical holdings of the Biomedical Li- 
brary. A Second Supplement to the Catalogue of the John A. Benjamin Collection of Medical History, 
compiled by .Martha Gnudi and issued for the occasion, lists some fifty rare books presented by the Ben- 
jamins during the past two years. An exhibit of manuscripts, incunabula, and first editions from the Ben- 
jamin Collection was mounted in the Rare Book Room. 



Meeting of the Friends of the Library 

The Spring dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library, at which Vice-Chancellor Rosemary 
Park will be the speaker, will be held at the Faculty Center on the evening of Tuesday, May 7 (rather than 
on Thursday, May 9, as announced in our January issue). 



Guides and Other Information Sources on the Libraries 

In addition to the L CLA Library Guide, which is available at all Library service points, there are a 
number of other booklets and information sheets issued by Librar}' departments and branches to aid our 
patrons. We list here some examples that have been assembled by a special committee concerned with 
orientation and instruction in library use. 

L1BR.\RV DEPARTMENTS 

Circulation Department: Loan and Other Privileges and Regulations; Memorandum to Holders of Faculty 
Studies; Use of Library Stacks 

College Library: Lending Code 

Photographic Department: Photographic Services 

Reference Department: A Guide to Research Materials for Graduate Students; Interlihrary Services; New 
Reference Boohs at I CLA; Suggestions for Locating Biographical Information 

Serials Department: Guide to the Periodicals Room 

Systems Staff: Library Automation at UCLA 

CITHER CAMPUS LIBRARIES 

Biomedical Library: Borrowing Privileges; A Brief Guide to the Biomedical Library 

Business Administration Library: Reference Guide series (e.g., Selected Foreign Directories and Bio- 
graphical Sources, Selected American Insurance Materials. Selected Advertising and Marketing 



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Sources); Serials Bibliographies series (e.g., National Industrial Conference Board Serial Publica- 
tions, Leading Business Journals, Foreign Management Journals); Foreign Publications Bibliogra- 
phies series (e.g., Latin America, India and Pakistan, Belgium and the Netherlands) 

Chemistry Library: Chemistry Library Guide; List of Serial Publications Currently Received 

Clark Library: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 

Education and Psychology Library: Information Leaflets (general information, lending regulations, how 
to use the catalog, how to locate serials) 

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library: Information Leaflets (general information, schedule of 
hours, lending policy, location of materials) 

English Reading Room: Use of English as a Second Language Project Materials 

Geology-Geophysics Library: [Guide in preparation] 

Law Library: .4 Guide to the Law Library; Lending Code; Material in the Faculty Library 

Music Library: Lending Code 

Oriental Library: Circulation Rules 

Theater Arts Library: Periodical Titles Currently Received; Selected List of Recent Acquisitions; Thea- 
ter Arts Library [guide] 

University Elementary School Library: Distinguished Books for Children; Selected Acquisitions List 

Clark Seminar Papers on Fine Printing 

The Clark Library has published Modem Fine Printing, the latest in the published series of Clark 
Library Seminars. The booklet, itself an example of modern fine printing from the Ward Ritchie Press, 
includes paper read by H. Richard Archer, "The Private Press: Its Essence and Recrudescence," and 
Ward Ritchie, "Tradition and the Printers of Southern California." William E. Conway, Librarian of the 
Clark Library, provided a brief Foreword. 

Publications ond Activities 

Robert Collison has written on the origins of the Hampstead Subscription Library, London, in an 
article entitled "Birth of a Library, 1833," published in the January issue of the journal of Library His- 
tory. 

Lawrence Clark Powell has reviewed Records of a Bibliographer: Selected Papers of William Alex- 
ander Jackson, edited by William H. Bond, in the Journal of Library History for January. 

Andrew Horn has reviewed Education and Libraries: Selected Papers by Louis Round Wilson, edited 
by Maurice Tauber, in the October issue of the Library Quarterly. 



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Stop Press 

A check for $1,325,333 is certainly worth a special note in these days of retrenchment for higher edu- 
cation. On February- 29 President Hitch was informed that this amount of money has been awarded by the 
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as a one-third matching grant for construction and fur- 
nishing of Unit II of the University Research Library. Since Unit II had already been included in the 
Governor's 1968/69 construction plans, this good news from Washington certifies that our blueprints will 
soon turn into bricks and mortar. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Jean Aroeste, Joanne Buchanan, William 
E. Conway, Norman Dudley, .Martha Gnudi, Samuel .Margolis, James Mink. Evert X'olkersz. Robert \osper. 



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Volume 21, Number 4 April, 1968 



Automobile History Collection Is Acquired 

Mr. Stuart A. Work has deposited in the Department of Special Collections his library on automobile 
history covering the period from 1900 to 1967. Mr. Work's interest in automobiles started early in his life, 

when he delivered cars from San Francisco to 
Pacific Grove to his father's auto agency and 
^^ garage. With the new cars came directions for 

operation and other manuals, which Mr. Work be- 
gan to collect, together with automobile and 
racing magazines, auto show brochures, promo- 
tional booklets, technical manuals, and books 
about automobiles. 

Among the early magazines in the collec- 
tion are American Automobile Digest, Autocar 
Messenger, Chalmers Clubman, Horseless Age, 
Motor (including the annual Show numbers from 
1912 to 1962), Pierce- Arrow News, and Saxon 
Days. The Indianapolis 500 races are repre- 
sented in the racing materials, and among the 
brochures are San Francisco's Auto Show pro- 
grams from 1917, the first one, to 1956. 

Sales and promotional messages have lost 
little of their persuasiveness. The Dayton Tri- 
1901 Duryea ^^^ Chemical (1914) was used by fire depart- 

ments in "seven seconds from the gong -on the street - and away" -it was manufactured by the Davis 
Sewing Machine Company, which also made the "famous Dayton motorcycles." The Detroit Electric Clear 
Vision Brougham, with "general lines and proportions [which] will be standard indefinitely," was also 
supplied, in 1913, in Victorias, Gentleman's Roadsters, Limousines and other types devoted to special 
purposes." In 1916 both the seven-passenger touring car and the three-passenger roadster Doble Steam 
Car were sold for $2,500, with the assurance that "Automobile engineers have for years recognized steam 
as the ultimate source of power." The Duryea was described in 1901 as "The finest vehicle built," and 
also as "A carriage — not a machine." 

Private correspondence between a car buyer and owners of the Marmon 34 tells in 1916 of a San Fran- 
cisco business man, unfortunate in previous car purchases, who solicited testimonials from owners of the 
Marmon 34 and learned, from one of the letters reproduced, of a respondent "making the trip from Bakers- 
field to Oakland, which is 300 miles, in about nine hours and a half and without the slightest hitch in any 




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1917 Chalmers Town Car 

way or form." The Studehaker Blue Book of Prominent Buyers (1911) forewarns purchasers of the Stude- 
baker E-M-F 30 that "Washing is always better, but in case of dusting never use a feather duster, as it 
will scratch the varnish." 

Among the books in the collection are Barney Oldjield' s Book for the Motorist (1919), Keeping Up 
with Lizzie, by Irving Bacheler (1911), Hunter Eaton's What Every Woman Should Know about an Automo- 
bile (1932), and Smash Hits of the Year: Book of Street and Highway Accident Data, published in 1940 
by the Travelers Insurance Company. 

E. V. 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The Library has ordered from the Library of Congress a copy of its Microfilm Collection of Early 
State Records, consisting of legislative records (journals, minutes, proceedings), statutory law (codes 
and compilations), and constitutional, administrative, executive, and court records. A total of 2,500,000 
pages are reproduced on 1,871 reels of microfilm. 

Now being received is a complete run on microfilm of the Munich edition of the Volkischer Beohachter, 
1919-1945. The microfilm orders for this Nazi propaganda voice were placed with six different institutions 
to obtain a complete set. At the opposite end of the political spectrum is Open Forum, the official organ 
of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, which records the local struggles for civil 
liberties for all shades of political opinion. The Library has acquired a run of Open Forum from 1924 to 
1964 on four reels of microfilm. 

A standing order has been placed with the Librar}' of Congress for microfilm copies of nine Tel Aviv 
daily newspapers, beginning with 1963. Among these papers are Ha Aretz, Omer, Letzle Nyes, and Davar. 
While on a visit to the archives of the Armenian Mechitharist monastery library in Vienna, Professor 
Louise Nalbandian, of the History Department at Fresno State College, came upon twenrj--five rare Ar- 
menian newspapers and journals published from 1887 to 1967 by the Social Democrat Hunchakist Party, 
the first Marxist party in Turkey and Persia. Through a fortunate coincidence, an American crew was 
microfilming the manuscript collection in the monastery, and Professor Nalbandian prevailed upon them 
to copy the newspapers and journals also; the Library has now purchased these microfilms from her. 



S. M. 



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The Best Western Printing of 1967 

Examples of the finest printed books produced in the western United States in 1967 will be displayed 
in the exhibit area of the Powell Library' and in the front exhibit case of the Research Library until April 
15. The annual Western Books Exhibition is intended by its sponsoring organization, the Rounce & Cof- 
fin Club, to encourage the design and manufacture of fine books. This year, of one hundred books sub- 
mitted, thirty were selected and fourteen additional titles were included for purposes of exhibition. 

Two of the books in the exhibit are works by UCLA librarians, J. M. Edelstein's A Garland for Jake 

Zeitlin on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday & the Anniversary of His 40th Year tn the Book Trade, and 
Lawrence Clark Powell's Bibliographers of the Golden State. Another pair of volumes are Centennial 
publications of the University: Fiat Lux: The University of California, by Ansel Adams and Nancy New- 
hall, and The Centennial Record of the University of California, by Verne A. Stadtman. 

Graydon Spalding, of the Rounce & Coffin Club, Wilbur Smith, of the Zamorano Club, and Roger Lev- 
enson, of the Roxburghe Club, comprised the jury which made the selections for the Western Books Exhi- 
bition. 



Jack Benny Archives Are Deposited in the Library 

Don Wilson: And now, ladies and gentlemen, as our show opens today, we move the clock back a few 
hours and take you to Jack Benny's house, where Jack is entertaining his friend Groucho 
Marx, and Rochester is busy cleaning up the library. 

Rochester: [Sings] "My heart tells me / This is just a—" My, my, this library sure is dusty . . . 

Must be fifty shelves in here ... I wish Mr. Benny would get books for 'em . . . [Sound: 
swish of duster] Mm, mm, this room certainly looks empty . . . just a pair of book ends 
holdin' up a social security card . . . 

] ack: [off mike] Oh, Rochester - 

And so it was everv Sunday night for 23 years. These memories of years in radio and television are 
now preserved in the archives recently donated by Mr. Benny to UCLA. 

In 1912 the dean of American comedians began his career as a violinist on the vaudeville stage. 
When he found that the public liked his commentary better than his music, he promptly switched to comedy 
monologues. He made his debut in motion pictures in 1929, and his first radio appearance was in 1932 
on an Ed Sullivan program. Benny's popular radio programs lasted for 23 years, which were followed by 
a highly successful career in television. 

The Benny Archives, housed in the Department of Special Collections, consist of sc-ipts, phono- 
graphic recordings, films, photographs, and business and personal records. The leather-boand radio 
scripts, numbering 850, were Mr. Benny's working copies and are fully annotated; they include scripts 
for the "Jello," "Grape Nuts," and "Lucky Strike" shows. There are also phonograph recordings of these 
series, as well as of other special radio programs, such as "Brewster's Millions* (1937), a Fred Allen 
program of 1940, and several Benny shows for the armed forces during World War IL In all, the Archives 
contain 618 recordings from 1937 to 1949. 

Mr. Benny's television scripts number 300, including 284 for his half-hour programs from 1950 through 
1965, several for "The Jack Benny Hour" (1959-1966) and "The Shower of Stars" (1955-1958), and one for 



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Mr. Benny's "Hollywood Palace" appearance in 1967. There are also 274 television films of Mr. Benny's 
own shows, his Specials, and his guest appearances on other programs. "Gisele McKenzie and Bob Crosby 
Go Down to the Valut" (May 17, 1953), "How Jack Found Mary" (October 31, 1954), and "Jack as a Violin 
Teacher" (April 8, 1962) are among the characteristic programs recorded for television historians of the 
future. 

Photographs and production still shots, 6,126 in number, comprise another section of the Archives. 
The photographs date from 1894 and follow Mr. Benny's career through theater, radio, and television. 
Neatly 1000 production still photographs illustrate "Hollywood Review of 1929," Mr. Benny's first film 
appearance, "Buck Benny Rides Again" (1940), and many others of the comedian's films. 

Personal and business records from 1935 to 1955 provide detailed information on Mr. Benny's career 
and business activities, as reflected in scrapbooks of clippings, employment contracts, and publicity 
materials. These records will not be open to the public until March 1987. 

A.G.S. 



Additions to the Clark Library Archives 

The Clark Library rarely has the opportunity to acquire items, not already represented in its collec- 
tions, which pertain directly to the activities of William Andrews Clark, Jr., the founder of both the Li- 
brary and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. It is, therefore, especially remarkable that the Li- 
brary has just purchased, through Dawson's Book Shop, a nine-inch miniature plaster model of the large 
Beethoven statue which was dedicated in Pershing Square to Mr. Clark by the Philharmonic Orchestra in 
October 1932. An accompanying small black-letter scroll, designed and printed in an edition of 25 num- 
bered copies by Chester and Clara Ortiz Troan for the statue's presentation, recounts the importance of 
music to the Clark Library's founder, as shown by his unfailing generosity and personal interest in the 
management and personnel of the Orchestra from its establishment in 1919 to the time of the dedication 
ceremony. 



Summer Institutes Will Be Conducted by the Library School 

The UCLA School of Library Service, in cooperation with the University Extension, will offer two 
institutes this summer, funded under provisions of the federal Higher Education Act of 1965. An Insti- 
tute in Map Librarianship will be held from June 24 to July 5, with Raymund F. Wood as Director and 
Carlos Hagen as Principal Instructor. An Institute in Oral History Librarianship, from July 8 to 19, will 
have James V. Mink as Director and Elizabeth I. Dixon as Principal Instructor. 

The institutes are funded to provide the participants, limited to 15 for Map Librarianship and 20 for 
Oral History Librarianship, with allowances of $75.00 per week, plus $15.00 for each dependent, while 
attending the two-week institute. There are no additional allowances for travel, or for housing - which 
must be in Rieber Hall for all participants. Each institute will include both lecture and laboratory ses- 
sions; participants will work with maps in the UCLA Map Library, in the one case, and will conduct oral 
history interviews and be responsible for transcribing and editing, in the other. 

Candidates should be persons with library degrees who plan to become engaged in work with maps 
or with oral history and who wish to improve their competence in these fields. They should request ap- 
plication forms from the Arts and Humanities Division of University Extension, UCLA, and not from the 
School of Library Service. Requests must be postmarked prior to April 10 for the Map Librarianship In- 
stitute, and prior to May 1 for the Oral History Institute. 



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Campbell Contest Winners To Be Announced 

Awards for the winners of the twentieth annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection competi- 
tions will be presented in the Research Library Staff Room on Thursday, April 25, at 3:00 p.m. Professor 
L.R.C. Agnew, one of the judges, will speak on "A Collector at Large." The book collections will be on 
display from 2:00 to 3:00 and from 4:00 to 5:00. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served. 



Emerson and Thoreau in Miss Peabody's Journal 

The year 1849 had some characteristics familiar to us today. The United States President was a 
Democrat with a record as a Congressional leader. The Mexican War, recently concluded, had its many 
opponents who felt that the American role was morally indefensible. A national debate was under way on 
the place of the Negro in the United States, and this debate involved broad consideration not only of the 
rights of the black population but of everyone else as well. 

In that year Miss Elizabeth Peabody of Boston launched a new publication entitled the Aesthetic 
Papers, which the Library has in its Department of Special Collections, as part of the Arthur Mayers Col- 
lection of Emersoniana. The new periodical was not very popular— it sold badly and only one issue ever 
appeared. The time was perhaps not propitious for a journal which the editor wished to be an assembly 
"upon the high aesthetic ground," where a "white radiance of love and wisdom be evolved from the union 
of the many-colored rays, that shall cultivate an harmonious intellectual and moral life in our country.' 

This unsuccessful venture first gave to the reading public Emerson's essay on "U'ar" and Thoreau's 
"Resistance to Civil Government: a lecture delivered in 1847." Despite the seeming relevance of these 
titles to our time, Emerson writes as from another planet when he says, "The art of war — what with gun- 
powder and tactics— has made, as all men know, battles less frequent and less murderous . . . war has 
been steadily on the decline; and we read with astonishment of the beastly fighting of the old times. . . . 
All history is the decline of war, though the slow decline." However, people are still asking, as Emerson 
did, "Cannot love be, as well as hate? Would not love answer the same end, or even a better?" 

Thoreau's essay on civil disobedience is better known to us, in part from its frequent citation in re- 
cent months: "When ... a whole country is unjustly overrun and conquered by a foreign army, and sub- 
jected to military law. 1 think that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. What makes 
this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading 
army." He asks, "Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to 
the legislator?" and replies, "The only obligation which I have a right to assume, is to do at any time 
what 1 think right." 

In speaking of slavery, Thoreau expresses views which are now being heard again: "Practically 
speaking, the opponents to a reform ... are not a hundred thousand politicians in the South, but a hun- 
dred thousand merchants and farmers here, who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they 
are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may. . . . 
There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing 
to put an end to them. . . . When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be 
because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their 
votes." 

Miss Peabody's journal included a number of other essays by distinguished men of 1849, as well as 
a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, but none of these have equaled Thoreau's relevance for our time. 

E.H.K. 



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Kenneth Rexroth Collection To Be Exhibited in the Research Library 

Enlarged pages from A Bestiary for My Daughters Mary and Katharine, which Kenneth Rexroth wrote 
and illustrated in 1955, are probably the most eye-catching items in the Research Library exhibit which 
will be displayed from April 15 to May 3. The brief poems accompanying the witty drawings may be a 
trifle sophisticated for very young daughters, but the unadorned simplicity, both of pen-line and poetic dic- 
tion, serves as light-hearted but accurate introduction to the work of this contemporary poet-essayist- 
translator, whose collected manuscripts, papers, and published materials have an important place in the 
Department of Special Collections. 

In 1958, while he was University Librarian at UCLA, Lawrence Clark Powell seized (the verb seems 
appropriate within the context of Dr. Powell's years of acquisition for the Library) the opportunity afforded 
by a warm personal relationship with Kenneth Rexroth to establish a repository for all evidences of his 
,s-i-.$:reative work. A constantly growing store of material offers scholars the highly instructive view of a lit- 
erary mind at work. Furthermore, it includes correspondence and ephemera associated with such phenom- 
ena as the "Chicago literary renaissance' and San Francisco's "beat generation" of poets, as well as in- 
formal off-the-record jottings of literary figures in many fields and countries. As Dr. Powell foresaw, this 
collection has substantial value for students of contemporary literature. 

It is primarily from this extensive body of material that the exhibit has been assembled, with at least 
one copy of every book of poems and essays. Of particular interest are a number of volumes from Dr. 
Powell's personal collection which have been marginally annotated by Rexroth with comments illuminating 
both the printed page and the personality of the poet. The exhibit is planned to coincide with publication, 
under the sponsorship of the Friends of the UCLA Library, of Kenneth Rexroth, a Checklist of His Pub- 
lished Works, a booklet compiled by the undersigned and the editor of this newsletter. 

James S. Hartzell 
University Extension 



Librarian's Notes 

On a Saturday in December fifteen members of the faculty, from several departments, met at the Clark 
Library to discuss their common interest in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was agreed that 
there is enough variety and focus of interest to support a continuing organization. Subsequently a steer- 
ing committee asked Professor Earl Miner of the English Department to become Chairman and began lay- 
ing out an agenda. 

A second plenary session will be held at the Clark Library on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 10 a.m., 
to hear the steering committee report and to discuss next steps. Any interested member of the UCLA fac- 
ulty is invited to join us at that time; just drop me a note at the University Research Library or call me at 
extension 7501. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Edna C. Davis, Edwin H. Kaye, Samuel 
Margolis, Roberta Nixon, Anne G. Schlosser, David Smith, Evert Volkersz, Robert Vosper, Raymund F. 
Wood. 



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Volume 21, Number 5 



Fifty Years of Estonian Poetry 

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of Estonian independence, the Research 
Library is organizing an exhibit which will run from May 8 to May 31. The topic, "Estonian Poetry 1918- 

1968," has been chosen with a view to highlighting both UCLA's 
academic coverage of the Finno-Ugric language family and the Li- 
brary's holdings in this field. At the same time we may hope that 
some small benefit shall accrue to the belated and feeble stirrings 
of organized interest in comparative literature on the long-dormant 
UCLA campus. In this context the Library, the Center for East 
European Studies, and the Finno-Ugric component of the Section of 
Indo-European Studies are co-sponsoring a lecture on May 8 by Dr. 
Ivar Ivask, Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Okla- 
homa and editor-in-chief of Books Abroad, whose topic will be "Half 
a Century of Estonian Poetry in the Perspective of Comparative Lit- 
erature." 

Poetry was taken as the topic for several reasons. Practicali- 
ties alone dictated a manageable choice. Estonian literature is vast 
in bulk, and a large part is locally accessible. Estonia has for the 
past century been an exceedingly bookish nation. Before the Second 
World War it was among the top ten book-producing countries in Eu- 
rope, despite its diminutive population of one million, and currently 
it holds some kind of similar record amongst the nationalities in the 
Soviet grasp. In addition, the world-wide Estonian diaspora of some 
60,000 expatriates has for the past quarter century sustained a level of productive literature whose abso- 
lute bulk and quality until very recently continuously outweighed the shackled output in occupied Estonia. 

Poetry is probably the strongest genre in Estonian literature, whose folk origins stretch into a remote 
preliterary past where they join the traditions of the Finnic forebears. Rich as are the monuments and 
influences of these antecedents, Estonian poetry early in the twentieth century also joined the main stream 
of European literary life. 

The poetry of a recondite linguistic group is maximally resistant to interlingual transmission. Its 
riches are therefore most easily overlooked or misrepresented and present the greatest challenges to skill- 
ful mediators. In short, it requires privileged publicity. In what follows I shall briefly sketch the main 
outlines of the literary history embodied in this exhibit. 

The Noor-Eesti ("Young Estonia") movement, with its precursor Juhan Liiv and prime poetic movers 
Gustav Suits and Villem Ridala, created new and previously unmatched literary and artistic standards in 




Kontvooras, by Salme Ekbaum. 



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the period before 1918. Coincident with the declaration of Estonian independence, a number of young 
poetic talents (M. Under, A. Adson, H. Visnapuu, J. Semper, later A. AUe and J. Barbarus), joined by 
several major prose artists (F. Tuglas, A. Gailit, and others), formed the literary grouping known as "Siuru" 
(name of a mythical bluebird in the epic Kalevipoeg). Its initial bursting on the literary scene, marked 
by excesses of sensuous individualism and impressionistic symbolism, led to a succes de scandale which 
assured a vigorous beginning to poetic developments in independent Estonia. 

"Siuru's" imperviousness to extrapersonal events (world war, revolution, war of independence) was 
soon counterbalanced by a reaction on the part of most of its adherents, leading to the dissolution of the 
movement. In the early 1920's there ensued a predominant involvement with the contemporary scene and 
notably expressionistic artistic experimentation. Most of the writers of the "Siuru" and post-''Siuru' era 
were henceforth to have long, diverse, and individual literary careers through the following decades, ulti- 
mately ending in exile (Under, Adson, Visnapuu, also Gailit and Suits), intellectual self-exile in occupied 
Estonia (Tuglas), or overt turning to Communism (Semper, Alle, Barbarus, also J. Karner, J. Siitiste, M. 
Raud). 

The 1930' s in Estonian poetry are marked by the controversies which opposed the often left-leaning 
radical realists (Barbarus, Karner, Siitiste) to a new generation emphasizing a formalistic l' art pour I' art 
approach. The academic impresario of the new poets, the noted literary scholar, critic, and translator 
Ants Oras, subsumed the rather diverse talents of H. Talvik, B. Alver, B. Kangro, U. Masing, A. Sang, 
and K. Merilaas under the name "Arbujad" ("Sorcerers" or "Logomancers"), a tag which took hold in the 
few years that separate their emergence from the cataclysmic watershed of the Second World War. 

In the 1940's and 1950's almost no poetry of literary consequence was created in Soviet-occupied 
Estonia. Crude varieties of propagandistic verse predominated. Of the "Arbujad" generation of poets, 
those who did not flee like Kangro or turn Communist like Merilaas either perished (Talvik) or fell silent 
(Alver, Masing). A new crop of versifiers emerged (J. Smuul, D. Vaarandi) but with very few exceptions 
failed to make valid artistic contributions to Estonian literature. The works of the "Arbujad" were largely 
edited and published or reissued in exile. 

Estonian poetry in exile since the Second World War comprises, besides the impressive twilight pro- 
ductions of Suits, Under, and Visnapuu, and the mature flowering of Kangro, a whole generation of younger 
talents. The most notable are Ivar Grunthal, Kalju Lepik, Ilmar Laaban, Raimond Kolk, and Arno Vihalemm 
(all in Sweden), Aleksis Rannit and Ivar Ivask (USA), Harri Asi, Hannes Oja, and Arved Viirlaid (Canada). 
Their styles and artistic credos are as varied as their diasporadic habitats. The recent appearance of 
very young talents, especially in the United States and Canada (Tiit Lehtmets, Eduard Krants, Urve 
Karuks), and the verse debuts of older literary figures (Arvo Magi, Salme Ekbaum, Liidia Tuulse) augur 
well for a continued tradition of Estonian poetry in the free world. 

Under Soviet occupation all Estonian literature withered. The low point was reached in 1952, when 
only three pieces of new fiction were published in Estonia, two books of versified propaganda, and one 
anti-American play called jackals. Since then there has been slow and qualified improvement. In the 
1960's a certain poetic renaissance has occurred, launched by a new generation of often very young writ- 
ers who manage to steer clear of party ideology and create individually inspired works of sometimes strik- 
ing depth and artistry. They range from somewhat older, intellectual, and erudite poets or word-painters 
(Ain Kaalep, Jaan Kross, A. Suuman) to the generation born in the early 1940's and most strikingly epito- 
mized by the philosophically probing and preoccupied Paul-Eerik Rummo and Jaan Kaplinski. In the typi- 
cal Estonian tradition the youngest ranks are swelled by a number of able poetesses, such as Ellen Niit, 
Lehte Hainsalu, Viivi Luik, Ly Seppel, and Leelo Tungal. 

Jaan Puhvel 
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Book Collection Contest Winners Are Announced 

The twentieth annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions culminated on April 
25 with judging of the twenty finalist collections by Professor L.R.C. Agnew, Regent William Coblentz, 
and Mr. Aaron Epstein. At the awards presentation ceremonies, Dr. Agnew gave a delightful talk on his 
personal book collection, and Mr. Coblentz, in the course of presenting awards to the winners, told some 
of the reasons for the judges' decisions. The first prize collections will be displayed in the Research 
and College Libraries. 

The undergraduate first prize went to Edward Jay Allan, a senior in Linguistics, for his collection 
on "Non-Dramatic Shavian Writing and Secondary Sources on Shaw." The second and third prizes for un- 
dergraduates went to Michael S. McDaniel ("Indian and Civil War Military Operations in the Rio Grande 
Southwest") and Colman Robert Andrews ("Lawrence Durrell"). The undergraduate prizes were donated 
by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell. The first prize for collections by graduate students went to Stephen Dow Beck- 
ham, a graduate in History, for his "Southwestern Oregon Books: A Regional Collection." The second 
and third prizes for graduate students went to John B. Jenkins ("Jack London: The Man and His Work") 
and Marilyn Boyd ("Randolph Caldecott, Illustrator"). The Friends of the UCLA Library contributed the 
prizes for graduate students. Four additional prizes have been provided by the UCLA Students Book- 
store. The judges awarded the special prizes to H. M. Gunasekara ("Economic Development with Special 
Reference to Ceylon'), Kazuo Higa ("Mingei: The Folk Arts of Japan"), Bernth Lindfors ("A Collection 
of African Children's Books"), and Richard David Ralston ("Literature of the American Slave South"). 



Rexroth Checklist Is Published by Friends of the Library 

Kenneth Rexroth: A Checklist of His Published Writings has been compiled by James Hartzell, of 
University Extension, and Richard Zumwinkle, of the Library's Reference Department, and published by 
the Friends of the UCLA Library. The Checklist is issued in a booklet of 67 pages, and it includes 491 
entries for Rexroth's poems, essays, translations, reviews, and letters published from 1929 to 1965 in 
separate books and pamphlets, in anthologies, and in periodicals and newspapers. There is a title index, 
and the booklet has ten illustrations. Lawrence Clark Powell has contributed a Foreword. 

The Checklist was published in conjunction with the Research Library's Rexroth exhibit, which drew 
upon the first editions, manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials in the Department of Special 
Collections. Copies may be obtained at $2.00, plus five percent sales tax for California residents, at 
the Library Card Window in the Research Library, or by mail from the Gifts and Exchange Section, with 
checks made out to The Regents of the University of California. (Members of the Friends of the UCLA 
Library will soon receive copies by mail as one of the benefits of membership.) 



Clark Seminar on the Building of Library Collections 

"The Flow of Books and Manuscripts" was the theme for the Clark Library Seminar convened on 
March 30. As the morning speaker, A.N.L. Munby, the distinguished Fellow and Librarian of Kings Col- 
lege, Cambridge, presented "The Case of the 'Caxton' Manuscript of Ovid: Reflections on the Legisla- 
tion Controlling the Export of Works of Art from Great Britain." In the afternoon, Lawrence W. Towner, 
the Director and Librarian of Chicago's Newberry Library, charmed his audience with a paper bearing the 
title, "Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud: The Shaping of the Newberry Collection." The "bibliothecal 
galaxy" included James Thorpe, Director of the Huntington Library and Art Gallery, as moderator, and 
120 scholars, collectors, rare book dealers, and librarians were enticed from their normal Saturday rou- 
tines for sessions which evoked enthusiastic comment and discussion. 



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College Library Exhibit of Fine Canadian Printing 

The College Library is exhibiting during May a collection of finely printed Canadian books which 
has generously been lent to us by Ray Nash, Professor of Art at Dartmouth College. The books, all re- 
cent imprints, were assembled for showing in Dartmouth's Baker Library last year to celebrate Canada's 
centennial year. A limited supply of a handsomely designed catalog, printed by the Stinehour Press, in 
Lunenburg, Vermont, is available on request at the College Library Reference Desk. 



David Gitelson Memorial Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gitelson have established a fund for the purchase of books for the UCLA Library 
in memory of their son, David Lane Gitelson, who was killed in Vietnam in January. David Gitelson was 
a graduate of University High School and the University of California, Davis. He had been serving in the 
Mekong Delta for twenty-two months in agricultural and community development work, as a civilian volun- 
teer with the International Voluntary Services. Books acquired from the fund will be especially marked 
as contributed in his memory. 



Acknowledgments 

Richard P. Sherman, in the Preface to his Robert Johnson, Proprietary & Royal Governor of South 
Carolina (University of South Carolina Press, 1966), has expressed his gratitude for the aid and assist- 
ance accorded him by many persons, among them Wilbur J. Smith, of the Department of Special Collections, 
and Ralph Lyon, of the Catalog Department. 

"Since imitation is the sincerest of flattery, Mr. Robert Vosper and the University of California at 
Los Angeles hopefully will be suitably flattered at the adaptation in this catalog of the idea used in the 
impressive 101 Rotable Gifts, which described an exhibit held in 1964 at the research library of the Uni- 
versity of California, Los Angeles." (Note in a handsome exhibit catalog. One Hundred Gifts to the Uni- 
versity of Houston AI.D. Anderson Memorial Library, compiled by Marian M. Orgain, Curator of Special 
Collections.) 



Publications and Activities 

Eleanor Yeaglin, of the Biomedical Library staff, has collaborated with Andrew Lasslo, Ronald 
Quintana, and Pamela Boggs in the publication of "The Effect of New Synthetic Grisan Derivatives upon 
Monomolecular Films of Stearic Acid," in the February issue of the journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Robert Vosper was the first speaker in a new series of lectures sponsored by library support groups 
of California State College at Fullerton and UC Irvine. His address on "The Amenities of Book-Collecting" 
was presented at the Anaheim Public Librarv' on April 25. 

Raymund Wood has written an article on "Los Angeles in the Nineteen-Twenties: Nostalgic Recol- 
lections," for the .March issue of the Bulletin of the Geography and Map Division of the Special Libraries 
Association. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Edna C. Davis, Nancy Graham, Roberta 
Nixon, Helene Schimansky, David R. Smith, Brooke Whiting. 



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Exhibits of the Winning Book Collections 

Books representing the recorded history and literature of a five-county region known as South- 
western Oregon are being exhibited in the Research Library from June 3 to July 10. The books are 
from Stephen Dow Beckham's prize-winning entry in the 1968 Robert B. Campbell Student Book Col- 
lection Competitions. Mr. Beckham, a graduate student in history, has long been interested in Oregon. 
Finding no exhaustive bibliographical aids, he has had to do his own research to create this regional 
collection. Besides the books and pamphlets, selected Indian artifacts and other materials from Mr. 
Beckham's collection are included in the exhibit. 

First-prize undergraduate winner Edward Jay Allan has been collecting books on George Bernard 
Shaw since he saw an excellent performance of Androcles and the Lion several years ago. His winning 
entry, however, was not a collection of Shaw's plays but rather "Non-Dramatic Shavian Writing and 
Secondary Sources on Shaw." Although Mr. Allan finds the same catholicity in choice of subject matter 
and the same readable style in the author's later non-dramatic works as in his plays, he quotes G.K. 
Chesterton as saying that there are two ways of expressing dislike of Shaw: by stating a dislike of 
Shaw or by expressing a fondness for Shaw's novels. Mr. Allan's collection is on exhibit, until June 14, 
in the Rotunda of the College Library. 

In our article in the May issue on the winners of the Competitions, we neglected to mention that the 
firm of Anderson, Ritchie, & Simon graciously provided copies of their handsome volume, The Ward 
Ritchie Press and Anderson, Ritchie, & Sirnori, which were presented to each contest entrant. 



Collection of Contemporary Japanese Music 

A unique collection of scores, recordings, and program notes, available otherwise only in Japan, 
has been donated to the UCLA Music Department by Professor Paul Chihara, who gathered the materials 
on a recent trip to Tokyo. Professor Chihara plans to expand the collection in the next few years and 
has been granted funds for this purpose. The materials represent a fair sampling of most of the many 
styles, techniques, and schools of musical composition now flourishing in Japan. One noteworthy item 
is a recording on four long-playing discs of the works of Toru Takemitsu, perhaps the best known com- 
poser in Japan today. 

The collection is currently on display in the Music Library, and a limited number of copies of a de- 
tailed listing of the contents of the collection are available at the Music Library circulation desk. As 
the materials are processed for use, they will be announced in the Music Library's monthly list of new 
acquisitions. 



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Histories of Foreign Corporations Are Exhibited 

An exhibit of foreign corporate histories, planned for showing in conjunction with the meeting of 
the Special Libraries Association in Los Angeles, has been prepared for display in the Research 
Library from June 3 to July 5 by Shirley Margolis and Richard King. The exhibited materials, all from 
the extensive Corporate History Collection of the Business Administration Library, particularly fea- 
ture the twelve largest industrial corporations outside the United States. The histories of foreign in- 
surance and banking institutions and of miscellaneous industrial firms have been selected for their 
special interest. 

Biomedical Library Exhibit on Modern Biologists 

"Concepts of Modern Biology: A Portrait History" is the exhibit being shown in the Biomedical 
Library until the end of the Spring Quarter. Specially featured in the display are twenty-two portraits 
of eminent biologists drawn by Roland Carlson, of the campus Academic Communications Facility. 
Background information to accompany the portraits has been provided by Professor Elof Carlson, of the 
Department of Zoology, who has also contributed materials for the exhibit to augment the books, manu- 
scripts, and photographs from the collections of the Biomedical Library. The display includes unpub- 
lished manuscripts and letters of Herman J. Muller, the geneticist and Nobel Laureate, who discovered 
that X-rays cause mutations. 



Library Support from the Buddhist Churches 

The Buddhist Church Federation of Los Angeles has presented the Oriental Library with a gift of 
$500, the tenth of its annual donations for the purchase of materials on Japanese Buddhism. The funds 
are used to develop a strong collection in support of the doctoral programs in Japanese and Chinese 
languages, begun two years ago, and to enrich our holdings on the art, archaeology, and folklore of 
Buddhism as well as volumes of religious texts. 



Library Publications 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has published Medical Investigation in Seventeenth 
Century England, comprising papers read at a Clark Library Seminar last October. The Seminar's Mod- 
erator, Professor CD. O'Malley of UCLA, has contributed a Foreword, and the papers are "Embryologi- 
cal Thought in Seventeenth Century England," by Charles W. Bodemer, of the Division of Biomedical 
History at the University of Washington, and "Robert Boyle as an Amateur Physician," by Lester S. 
King, Senior Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Free copies are available 
upon request to the Clark Library. 

The Brain Information Service in the Biomedical Library has issued the first quarterly cumulation 
of its semi-monthly Sleep Bulletin, which provides research scientists with references to current litera- 
ture on the physiological aspects of sleep and dreams. Preparation of the Sleep Bulletin is the responsi- 
bility of Dottie Eakin of the Brain Information Service staff. 

One of three manuscript volumes attributed to Nicolas de la Toison, Baron de Bussy, which were 
acquired a few years ago for the Department of Special Collections, forms the subject of a descriptive 
article, "An Unknown Seventeenth-Century French Translation of Sextus Empiricus," by Charles B. 
Schmitt, of the University of Leeds, in the January issue of the Journal of the History of Philosophy. 
Mr. Schmitt acknowledges his gratitude for the assistance of Richard O'Brien, the Library's Western 
European Bibliographer. 



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Professor Zimmerman, Clark Library Research Fellow 

Franklin B. Zimmerman has arrived from the University of Kentucky's Department of Music to 
serve as the Clark Library Senior Research Fellow, from May 15 to August 15. Professor Zimmerman, 
widely known for his publications on Henry Purcell, acted last summer as Director of the Clark Library's 
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in seventeenth and eighteenth century English music. He proposes, 
during his current research appointment, to further his work on Purcell, and he will also be engaged in 
a study of Handel. 



Publications and Activities 

Robert Vosper has been appointed by Secretary of State Dean Rusk to serve through 1970 on the 
United States National Commission for UNESCO, representing the American Library Association. 

Mr. Vosper's article in Libri, the fourth issue for 1967, on "International Implications of the Shared 
Cataloging Program: Planning for Resource Development," was first presented as a paper at a meeting 
of the International Federation of Library Associations last August in Toronto. 

Patrick McCloskey, cataloger at the Clark Library, and Professor Edward Phinney of USC have 
written an article for the February 1968 issue of Hermes on "Ptolemaius Tyrannus: The Typification 
of Nero in the Pharsalia." 

Two papers by Library staff members are published in the 1968 .4 6 Bookman' s Yearbook: "On Dis- 
posal of Duplicates," by J.M. Edelstein, and "Techniques of Exhibitions," by Jean Aroeste. Each of 
them had been presented at meetings last June of the Rare Books Section of the American Library As- 
sociation. 

Everett Moore has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Publishing Board of the Ameri- 
can Library Association. He will continue as Chairman during 1968/69. 

David R. Smith addressed the Civil War Round Table of Southern California on May 16 on the topic 
of "The Beast of New Orleans," the Union General Benjamin F. Butler. 

Carlos Hagen produced a series of three one-hour broadcast programs in May on the subject of 
"Politics, Conservatives, and the University" for FM radio station KPFK. 

Serving on special committees of the California Library Association for 1968 are ]erome Cushman, 
Chairman, International Exchange of Librarians Committee; Elizabeth Dixon, California Library History 
Committee; Eieretl Moore, Edna Yelland Scholarship Committee; and Page Ackerman, Long Range Plan- 
ning Committee. 



Clark Seminar on the Terraqueous Globe 

The Clark Library's first venture into historical geography as a focus for an invitational seminar 
occurred on April 29 with the program on "The Terraqueous Globe: The History of Geography and Car- 
tography." Norman J.W. Thrower, Professor of Geography at UCLA, read a paper on "Edmond Halley 
and Thematic Geo-Cartography, " and Clarence J. Glacken, Chairman of the Department of Geography at 
the Berkeley campus, presented his paper, "On Chateaubriand's Journey in 1806 from Paris to Jerusalem." 
Philip Levine, Dean of the Division of Humanities in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, served 
as Moderator. Seventy-five guests attended the program and viewed the exhibits drawn from resources 
in the Clark Library, the Department of Special Collections, the Biomedical Library, and the Research 
Library. 



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Visitor from Australia 

John Balnaves, the Principal Librarian of the Bibliographical Services Section of the National 
Library of Australia, in Canberra, visited the University Library on May 6. Los Angeles was the first 
stop on his visit to the United States to investigate developments in library applications of data-pro- 
cessing techniques. His special interest is in the implications of such approaches in national biblio- 
graphical services and in international library cooperation, as well as for the bibliographical control of 
the National Library's own collections. When Mr. Ealnaves returns to Canberra in a few weeks it will 
be to the National Library's handsome new building, now virtually completed. During the period of im- 
pressive growth for that library, under .Mr. H.L. ^'hire's directorship, it has occupied temporary quarters 
which have long been painfully inadequate. Dedicatory ceremonies for the new building are scheduled 
for this August. 



Librarian's Notes 

Several steps have been taken in recent years to enhance the scholarly usefulness of the Clark 
Library and to tie it more closely to academic teaching and research on the campus. Since 1945 a 
graduate fellowship has been offered annually to a UCLA student using Clark research materials in 
writing his doctoral dissertation. In 1952 a program of invitational one-day seminars was initiated for 
scholars from UCLA and elsewhere, with subsequent publication of the seminar papers. For several 
years this event occurred but once a year, and the emphasis was primarily literary. More recently we 
have scheduled as many as six in a year, and the scope has ranged broadly, with no sense of separa- 
tion into "two cultures." 

In 1961/62 a senior research fellowship was established whereby an outstanding scholar is invited 
to the Clark Librarv for part of each year to work in his field of eminence. In residence at present is 
Professor of .Music Franklin B. Zimmerman of the University of Kentucky: the 1968 69 Fellow will be 
Professor Emeritus Charles E. Ward of Duke University. In 1965 an annual six-week postdoctoral semi- 
nar program was instituted. This summer Professor Joseph H. Summers of .Michigan State University 
will work with six young scholars on the general subject of John -Milton. The fellows, selected from a 
considerable number of applicants, will come from UCLA, Claremont, Indiana, Duke, and Tel Aviv. More 
recently the Clark has been host to an interdisciplinary group of UCL.\ faculty, under the chairmanship 
of Professor Earl .Miner, who are interested in seventeenth and eighteenth century studies. 

This steady trend will reach a peak of distinction in 1969/70 with the establishment of an annual 
Clark Library Professorship. The Clark Library Professor, who in at least the initial years is expected 
to be an eminent member of the UCLA faculty, will be detached for the year from his normal teaching 
assignments on campus in order to design and direct a program of graduate seminars and research in 
areas of Clark Library strength pertinent to his own scholarly interests. .As Director of the Clark Library, 
I am much indebted to my advisory faculty committee, to Chancellor .Murphy, and to \'ice-Chancellor 
Sherwood for fostering this opportunity to honor UCLA scholarship in such a signal way. 

R.V. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Joanne Buchanan, Edna Davis, Nancy 
Graham, Richard King, John Loetterle, June Rees, David Smith, Robert \'osper. 



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Imminent Construction of Unit II of the Research Library 

Funding of the second unit of the University Research Library has been assured, and construction 
will begin after contractors' bids are opened on August 14 by the Campus Architect's Office. The suc- 
cessful bidder will have eighteen months to finish the project, which will extend the present building 
to the west. At the same time, some of the services in the present building will be rearranged, particu- 
larly to provide a better location for the Periodicals Room and Serials Department. 

The new structure will provide room for the addition of 51 faculty cubicles, 715 readers' seats, and 
space for another 650,000 volumes. With the completion of Unit II, the Oriental Library, the Department 
of Special Collections, the Government Publications Services, and an IBM 360/30 computer will be 
brought into the Research Library. 

Demolition of the temporary buildings west of the Research Library will begin about September 1. 
The Library's present west wall will be removed early in the autumn, to be replaced by a temporary 
construction wall; this requires, unfortunately, the loss of the faculty cubicles on the building's west 
side during the course of the construction project. Parking lot J will remain open for use, with a new 
access road to be located west of the present entrance to the area. 



Postdoctoral Studies on Milton at the Clark Library 

The Clark Library's summer Postdoctoral Fellowship program, this year centering in the life and 
works of John Milton, is now in session under the direction of Joseph H. Summers, Professor of English 
at Michigan State University. Fellowships have been awarded to Boyd M. Berry, of Indiana University, 
Christopher Grose, of UCLA, Lee A. Jacobus, of the Claremont Graduate .School, David M. Miller, of 
Purdue University, Ricardo J. Quinones, of Claremont Men's College, and Mary Lynn Sadler, of Drake 
University. 



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A New Campus Library for Architecture 

A model working library in connection with UCLA's new School of Architecture and Urban Planning 
has been made possible by an enlightened agreement between the University and a group of local archi- 
tects who act as the Board of Directors for a professional library established forty-five years ago to 
serve the Los Angeles community. Formerly housed on Wilshire Boulevard in mid-town Los Angeles, 
the five-thousand-volume collection grew out of an original gift of fifteen hundred volumes from G.E. 
Bergstrom, one-time president of the American Institute of Architects. It is now housed, on permanent 
loan to UCLA, on the first floor of the Architecture Building, with Mr. Charles Wilson in charge, under 
the administrative supervision of Mrs. Jean Moore, the Art Librarian. The Board of Directors of the 
holding corporation, known as the Library of Architecture and .Allied Arts, expects to devote most of the 
Corporation's endowment income to expanding the collection. Two University members, representing the 
University Library and the School of Architecture, will be added to the Board under the terms of agree- 
ment. The chairman of the Board is Mr. Robert E. Alexander, F..A.I.A. 

Since the new School will emphasize the broad field of urban planning as well as architecture, 
faculty members, and students engaged in advanced work and research, will need to call on the full 
interdisciplinary resources of various existing library units on campus. These resources, notably in 
the history of architecture, are unexpectedly rich, as we have been hearing from expert observers. Thus 
a separate and complete architecture library in the classical sense is not planned. The new agreement, 
however, permits the development of an intimate and flexible professional working library adjacent to 
the School's classrooms and laboratories. Architects in the community are invited to use UCLA's li- 
brary services, including the newly established collection, according to regular policies for off-campus 
users. 

R.V. 



Summer Meeting of the Friends of the Library 

The annual mid-summer meeting of the Friends of the UCLA LibrEiry will be held on Monday, July 
29, at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. The program will include tours of the University's Japanese 
Gardens, in Bel-Air (by buses from the Recreation Center at 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.), a social hour (6:45 — 
7:45 p.m.), the buffet supper (7:45 p.m.), and an illustrated talk by Assistant University Librarian Everett 
Moore on "Japan: Libraries, Universities, Bookshops, Temples, Shrines, Gardens, Seascapes, & Land- 
scapes—Reflections on Same by a Fulbright Lecturer." Reservations may be made until July 22 with 
Marian Ellithorpe (extension 7515), Acquisitions Department, UCLA Library. 

Farquhar Archives Are Deposited in the Clark Library 

Robert D. Farquhar, the architect of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, died several 
months ago, and now, through the generosity of his heirs, a rich collection of his sketches, blueprints, 
and albums has been given to the Clark Library for its archives. Mr. Farquhar's personal collection of 
architecture volumes was added to the Clark Library some years ago, when he left Pasadena to live his 
remaining years near his family in the Bay Area. 

List of Newspapers Currently Received 

The Serials Department issued in June a list of Newspapers Currently Received at UCLA. News- 
papers are listed alphabetically by the cities in which they are published, and the beginning years of 
our holdings are indicated, as well as their locations in the Library system. A limited number of copies 
are available on request at the Periodicals Desk in the Research Library. 



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Birch Society Collection Is Acquired 

Eleven cartons of materials relating to the John Birch Society have been received by the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections from the heirs of the estate of a former Southern California member of the 
Society. The collection is a rich source for research on the growth of the organization and on the under- 
lying philosophy of its members. 

Many periodicals, such as American Opinion, Voice of Americanism, Latin America Report, Heads 
Up, Liberty Lowdown, Top of the News, and others, are represented in the collection. Also included 
are a large number of miscellaneous publications by the John Birch Society and other organizations, 
and government documents on Communism. The collection has other papers, clippings, and documents 
concerning the Pasadena-based Network of Patriotic Letter Writers, with the results of its National 
Interest Survey. Several political campaigns in Southern California are represented by additional papers 
and clippings. 

Approximately 100 anti-Communist books were also acquired, together with recordings of addresses 
by Fred C. Schwarz, Dan Smoot, Robert Welch, Herbert Philbrick, Walter H. Judd, and George Racey 
Jordan. Assorted files — mostly newspaper clippings — on many subjects, particularly on organizations 
in this country as well as in Latin America, Europe, and Asia, complete the collection. 

C.E. 



The Index of Christian Art 

The Index of Christian Art, an archive begun by Charles Rufus Morey at Princeton University more 
than fifty years ago, was formed to assist scholars in coping with an ever-increasing wealth of informa- 
tion about mediaeval art. The Index since then has grown into a major research instrument for all 
serious mediaevalists. There are now four copies, in addition to the original Index at Princeton. The 
European copies are in the Biblioteca Vaticana and in the Kunsthistorisch Institut of the Rijksuniversi- 
teit, Utrecht; the American copies are at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection of Harvard 
University in Washington, D.C., and at UCLA. 

The University's copy of the Princeton Index is kept in Room 3209 of the Dickson Art Center, where 
it is administratively part of the Art Library. The UCLA set arrived here in July 1965 after being or- 
ganized at Princeton over a period of five months by its present curator under the supervision of the 
director of the Princeton Index, Dr. Rosalie B. Green. Although our copy is always one year behind the 
parent Index, it is an exact photocopy of the original. 

The Index of Christian Art is a selective instrument derived from important and authoritative publi- 
cations dealing with mediaeval art in so far as it is Christian. Its basis is iconographical and it was 
set up to assist in the solution of the problems of art history before 1400 from the evidence of the sub- 
ject matter represented. More specifically, the period covered is that beginning with the earliest 
Christian phase, the Apostolic Age, and extending up to and including 1400, which here arbitrarily 
marks the end of the mediaeval period; extension beyond 1400 is not in prospect. 

There are many types of problems within the context of mediaeval art which consultation of the 
Index can help to solve. It can indicate the popularity and range of a given subject and whether or not 
the examples are Early Christian. The provenance and relationships of a work may emerge upon con- 
sultation of the Index or a clue to its date may appear. The Index can supply information not only about 
the development of mediaeval religious ideas, but about the development of mediaeval technology, since 
its entries include, in addition to religious scenes, saints, and biblical personages, all manner of secular 



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and occupational themes found within the context of the Christian woild. The Index can provide bibli- 
ographies on given monuments and references to reproductions available in published sources. Because 
of the arrangement of the photographs by medium and place, it is possible for a reader to review, for ex- 
ample, all the manuscripts in the Bibliotheque Nationale, to the degree that they appear in the literature 
of art history. Very few unpublished works of art appear in the file of approximately 125,000 photo- 
graphs, which are keyed to approximately 516,000 subject cards in a separate file. 

Many students of art history, English, history, theater arts, and various fields of the sciences may 
find the Index of Christian Art to be a most useful research tool. It can be consulted from Monday 
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment; readers may apply in person or by calling telephone 
extension 7524. 

L.L.F. 



"The Princeton Index of Christian Art has never been used adequately, either at Princeton 
or in its three copies at Dumbarton Oaks, the Vatican, and Utrecht, for studies other than 
art history. Some of us who worked to get a fourth copy at UCLA were convinced that this 
vast and complex inventory of every published item of Christian art from the catacombs to 
1400 would eventually be recognized as a major research instrument in all fields, since it 
contains everything that was shown visually, whether realistically or by means of symbols. 
Recently a larger number of our faculty and students, particularly in literature, have begun 
to dig glory holes into the curious, and at times recalcitrant, materials of the Index, with 
profitable results. Since humanistic scholars are trained primarily to cope with words rather 
than with objects, pictures, and non-verbal symbols, exploitation of a resource like the In- 
dex will be slow. But its presence at UCLA offers each of us here opportunities for research 
available at only two other places in America and at two in Europe." (Lynn White, Jr., 
Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA, in his 1967/68 Report.) 



The First Clark Library Professor is Named 

Professor H.T. Swedenberg of the English Department has been named by Chancellor Murphy as 
the inaugural Clark Library Professor in 1969/70. Professor Swedenberg came to UCLA in 1937 after 
completing his doctorate at Chapel Hill, and immediately joined the company of faculty, junior and sen- 
ior, who were devoted to the Clark Library. In the opinion of the Clark Library Committee, no present 
member of the faculty has so persistently, throughout a long career at UCLA, fostered the Clark in all 
its parts or so creatively employed its resources for both teaching and research. From the inception 
of the project to produce a definitive edition of the works of John Dryden, Professor Swedenberg was 
co-editor with the late Professor E.N. Hooker, succeeding to the sole General Editorship of the "Cali- 
fornia Edition" of Dryden on Professor Hooker's death. Professor Swedenberg was a founder in 1946 
of the Augustan Reprint Society, which brings scarce texts of the Clark's period back into print with 
scholarly commentary. It was also his idea that led to the series of invitational Clark Library Seminars, 
and he served for several years on the Clark Committee. Thus, in the judgment of the present Commit- 
tee, Tom Swedenberg will most appropriately grace the Clark Library Professorship and bring honor to 
all of his colleagues thereby. 

R.V. 



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Federal Funds for Books 

Title II— A of the Higher Education Act of 1965 authorizes annual grants to colleges and universi- 
ties for purchase of books and other resources. During the initial two years of the program, the UCLA 
Library was ineligible to apply for these funds because of the sharp reduction in our own book budget 
in 1965; the regulations wisely insist that local support must not decline on the occasion of Federal 
participation. 

This year, however, we have crashed back into the ring. Thus in 1968/69 we will have available 
a Basic grant of $5,000 and a Supplemental grant of $45,977. The Basic grant goes to all eligible li- 
braries, and its small size is indicative both of the youth of the program itself and of a tendency to be 
concerned more with the needs of young and small libraries than with those of large ones. The Supple- 
mental grant, based largely on a student per capita formula, will be used particularly in support of the 
College Library. 

In addition the program provides for Special Purpose grants to support, among other things, multi- 
institutional projects. In this instance the UCLA Library directed its option, in the amount of $29,973, 
to the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago. The Center's total Federal increment of $306,003 will 
be used especially to acquire back files of foreign newspapers on microfilm, an undertaking that should 
be of great service to scholarship in this country. 

In sum, then, UCLA generated $80,650 in Federal book funds. 

R.V. 



Publications and Activities 

Articles by Jerome Cushman ("Folk Music in the Library"), Elizabeth Dixon ("Oral History: A New 
Horizon"), and Carlos Hagen ("A Proposed Information Retrieval System for Sound Recordings") have 
been reprinted in Readings m Nonhook Librananshtp, edited by Jean Spealman Kujoth (Scarecrow Press, 
i968). 

Jean Aroeste's article on university library exhibits, "Engaging the \'iewer's Mind," has been pub- 
lished in the June issue of the Wilson Library Bulletin. 

Everett Moore's address on the present state of American academic libraries has been published in 
summary form in Showa Yonjumnendo Toshokancho narabi ni Shumu Tantosha Kenshukai Hokokusho 
(Report of the 1967 Workshop for Chief Librarians and Administrators of Japanese Private Universities), 
issued this year in Tokyo. 

J. M. Edelstein has compiled, for the Mandeville Department of Special Collections at the Univer- 
sity's San Diego campus, A Selected Catalog of Books from the Library of Don Cameron Allen. The 
University Library at San Diego has published the catalog in a handsome edition printed by Saul and 
Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. 

Lawrence Clark Powell's autobiography. Fortune and Friendship, has been published by the R.R. 
Bowker Company, of New York. 

Everett Moore has been appointed by Chancellor Murphy to serve on the Committee on Public Lec- 
tures for 1968/69. 

The Clearinghouse for Junior College Information has published The College President: A Bibliography 
(With Annotations on the Junior College Presidency), compiled by John E. Roueche and Natalie Rumanzeff. 



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A Library Salute to the Chancellor 

An exhibit of books from the Department of Special Collections was shown in the Grand Ballroom of 
the Ackerman Student Union during the luncheon in honor of Chancellor and Mrs. Franklin D. Murphy on 
June 14. The books shown were a sampling of those acquired for the Library with the Chancellor's per- 
sonal interest and active support. Among the books were several volumes from the Aldine Collection 
which was purchased on the Chancellor's recommendation, and books from other collections selected 
and prepared for this tribute to the Chancellor by Wilbur Smith. Marian Engelke arranged the exhibit and 
printed announcement cards which were distributed at the luncheon. 



Exhibit on the Art of Hermann Zapf 

The Research Library will display, from July 11 through August 22, an exhibition of the work of 
Hermann Zapf in graphic design, calligraphy, type design, typography, and book covers. The exhibit 
has been designed by the Hallmark greeting-card firm, and is shown here in cooperation with the School 
of Library Service, which will show a twenty-minute color film, "The Art of Hermann Zapf," during the 
noon hour on three days to be announced. 

Hermann Zapf delivered a lecture at UCLA in 1965 as one in the School of Library Service series 
on Taste in Typography. He is an outstanding figure in the field of printing and graphic design, and 
has created more than sixty designs of type faces. 



New Slavic Bibliographer Is Appointed 

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Alex Baer's responsibilities for the development of the Library's 
Slavic collections are now in the capable hands of Miss Rosemary Neiswender, who comes to UCLA from 
the Rand Corporation where she has spent ten years developing the Slavic language collections and direct- 
ing the research and reference services of the Slavic section. Miss Neiswender, a native of Los Angeles, 
earned her Bachelor's degree at Occidental College and went on to Columbia University for her Master's 
in English and Comparative Literature; she stayed at Columbia as a Resident Fellow and completed Ph.D. 
course requirements. She returned to Los Angeles and the University of Southern California for her degree 
in Librarianship. 

Miss Neiswender's professional interests combining librarianship and Slavic studies are reflected in 
her activities as a reviewer for Slaiic and EtisI European Studies, as the Cyrillic specialist member of 
the Z 39 subcommittee of the American Standards Association, and as the author of the Guide to Russian 
Reference and Language Aids, published in 1962 and selected as one of the best reference books of the 
year by College and Research Libraries. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Association 
for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the American Library Association, and the Special Libraries Asso- 
ciation. 

P. A. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, William Bergeron, Edna 
Davis, Claire Encimer, Laura L. Franklin, Roberta Nixon, Robert Vosper. 



U(^i^ ^^J^iDrarii 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 21, Number 9 September, 1968 



The Ruth St. Denis Dance Collection 

The Department of Special Collections has been enriched by the acquisition of valuable American 
dance materials upon the recent death of Ruth St. Denis. Since 1950 the Library has maintained 27 rolls 

of microfilm of her journals; it has now 
acquired the entire 200 bound volumes 
of her handwritten journals. The diaries 
begin at the turn of the century, and 
from 1906 onward the entries continue 
to the last few weeks of her life, in 
July 1968. 

Three days of random reading in 
the journals have revealed a remarkable 
breadth of material on diverse subjects. 
Topics for future dance research can 
be extracted from the journals in sev- 
eral categories of interest: her dance 
performances, her ideas for future dan- 
ces, her religious and aesthetic views 
and the religious phases of dance, her 
comments on community and social prob- 
lems, her travels, personal life, and 
public image as an artist. 

During her association with Bel- 
asco's company in New York and abroad 
— primarily in Germany, England, and 
Italy —Miss St. Denis realized that danc- 
ing meant more to her than acting. She 
decided that it was she who should 
make America aware of the dance, and 
she further wished to establish dance 
as an American art form. Her efforts 
toward this end in partnership with Ted 
Shawn are recorded in his Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer and Prophet. At her school in Los Angeles she trained 
many of the future leaders of American modern dance, among them Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles 
Weidman, and the first modern dance composer, Louis Horst. Most of her artistic life centered in Califor- 
nia, which due to her efforts may be considered the cradle of American modern dance. 




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The religious philosophy of Ruth St. Denis evolved from the early influence of her mother, her own 
inspirations, and her affinity with the Orient. By 1934 she had founded the Society for the Spiritual Arts, 
which functioned in New York and Los Angeles; in 1946 she started the Church of the Divine Dance at 
her studio on Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. Both societies served as training centers for rhythmic 
choirs with whom she worked in the 1930's through the 1950's. 

Different volumes of the journals give outlines for choreographies: Isle of Death, inspired by Boeck- 
lin's famous painting; The Veil of Maya, a metaphysical ballet on spiritual birth; Drums of Peace, later 
renamed Freedom; Ishtar of the Seven Gates, and others. The diary collection includes her speeches in 
longhand and in typescript {The Law, Ministry of Beauty, The Dancer Views the World, Sacred and Profane 
Arts), and her introductions for pageants {Old Testament Pageant, Nativity, Christmas Hymns). In her 
diary she often quotes from the works of Havelock Ellis, Mary Baker Eddy, Ouspensky, Swedenbourg, Del- 
sarte, and others. Her travel impressions of the Orient are particularly interesting. On one of the pages 
a faint tabla rhythm sequence is barely visible in pencil; did she plan to use this rhythm pattern? 

The collection includes music for her dances by American composers, in manuscript form and in 
printed scores. Some of her discussions with composers are related in the journals, so that it is possible 
to gain insight into their collaborative efforts. The notebooks have some discrepancies in data, providing 
a challenge to the researcher to untangle the sequence of performances; Miss St. Denis in her entries some- 
times assists in such identification by indicating substitutions or changes of content or title. 

Sheet music in the collection totals two linear feet, of which at least half is in manuscript. The sig- 
natures of Clifford Vaughan, Louis Horst, Wells Hively, Arthur Nevin, and R. H. Bowens appear on compo- 
sitions, arrangements, and orchestrations. Western classical compositions by Johann Strauss, Franz Liszt, 
Eric Satie, and Johann S. Bach were used for her exotic oriental numbers, which stylistically would not 
be acceptable today — for example, her Quan Yin was danced to the Gymnopedia by Eric Satie. Later she 
relied on sound tapes as the accompaniment for her dances; 100 reels or more await identification and 
classification. 

Her own accumulated commentaries in the diaries eventually served as resource information from 
which she prepared speeches, making minor changes to suit the occasion. Similarly, she drew on her 
journal notes to recreate choreographies. There are at least 500 well-worn books which Miss St. Denis 
obviously used continuously. Items from her costume wardrobe, together with props, are included in this 
remarkable collection. Many photographic negatives must be evaluated with the printed photographs of 
Miss St. Denis. An assortment of programs, letters, and varied correspondence is in the files, and these 
items will serve dance historians in documenting the great influence of her life, her work, and her art, 
in the development of modern dance in America. 

Juana de Laban 
Department of Dance 



Acknowledgment 

Professor William A. Lessa, of the Department of Anthropology, mentions in the Preface to his 
Chinese Body Divination (Los Angeles, 1968) his indebtedness to the Oriental Library and particularly 
to Mrs. Man-Hing Mok and Mr. Che-Hwei Lin; "An added expression of gratitude must go to Robert Vosper, 
University Librarian on my campus, who generously authorized the purchase of a collection of several 
hundred Chinese books on divination." 



September, 1968 41 



Materials on Presidential Elections Are Exhibited 

"America Elects a President: National Campaigns, 1789-1968" is the title of the exhibit being shown 
in the Research Library from September 23 to November 6, to coincide with the current national election 
campaigns. The exhibit will feature presidential campaign items of 46 national elections from the collec- 
tion of John Ford, a student at Stanford University and the grandson of Horace M. Albright, whose collec- 
tion of conservation materials was exhibited here last year. Complementing the display will be books and 
memorabilia from the Research Library and the Department of Special Collections. 

Mr. Ford's mother, Mrs. Marian Ford, has assisted the Exhibits Committee with the preparation of the 
exhibit. She too is an avid collector, specializing in gubernatorial and senatorial election materials, and 
she is the associate editor of Kexnoler Magazine, published by the American Political Items Collectors. 
U'e have asked her to write a more extensive article on the exhibit for our October issue. 



Rare Books on Medical History from Professor O'Malley 

An impressive gift of sixty-nine volumes comprising seventy-five titles has recently been made to the 
Biomedical Library by Professor C. D. O'Malley, Chairman of the Department of Medical History. The 
books range in date from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries, and include two items in the Pol- 
lard and Redgrave Short-Title Catalogue and twenty-six items in Donald \5'ing's, as well as one title un- 
listed by Wing. 

The heart of the gift is a collection of twenty-eight editions of the writings and translations of the 
seventeenth-century astrologer-physician and herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper, a colorful figure sometimes 
characterized as a "quacksalver," but perhaps best known for his quarrel with the Royal College of Phy- 
sicians over his translation into English of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis. Culpeper merits recognition 
for his great influence on medical practice in England between 1650 and 1750. His prolific writings faith- 
fully reflect medicine as it was practiced in his time, and his translations of representative leading Euro- 
pean medical writers gave to English doctors for the first time a comprehensive body of medical literature 
in their own tongue. His Pharmacopoeia Londinensis was the second medical work printed in the North 
American colonies (Boston, 1720), and his works were frequently reprinted well into the nineteenth cen- 
tury. The gift includes rare editions of his Complete Herbal, Director^' for Midwives, The English Physi- 
cian Enlarged. A Physicall Directory, and the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, as well as his translations of 
works by Thomas Bartholin, George Phaedro, Lazare Riviere, and Johann Vesling. 

Among other rare seventeenth-century works in the collection are William Langham's The Garden of 
Health (London, 1633), William Lawson's A New Orchard, and Garden (London, 1648), and eight editions 
of works by Gervase Markham, the poet, dramatist, and writer on agriculture, horsemanship, angling, hawk- 
ing, and other rural pleasures. So prodigious was Markham's industry as a writer that the booksellers, 
for their own protection, obtained his signed promise, dated July 24, 1617, to write no more books on the 
treatment of diseases of horses and cattle. 

Six titles are works of the distinguished Danish physician and anatomist, Thomas Bartholin, discov- 
erer of the lymphatic vessels in man. Of particular association with Professor O'Malley, who translated 
the work into English in 1961, is his copy of De bihliothecae incendio (Copenhagen, 1670), in which Bar- 
tholin sought to console himself for the loss by fire of his library and many unpublished manuscripts, all 
fully listed and described. A related item is the oration delivered in Bartholin's memory at the University 
of Copenhagen in 1681 by his grand-nephew Vilhelm Worm. 



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Another interesting item is A Discourse Concerning Gleets (London, 1729), by Daniel Turner, who is 
often regarded as the founder of British dermatology. He is further remembered as the recipient in 1723 
of the first M.D. degree (honorary) awarded in the English colonies; with the encouragement of Jeremiah 
Dummer, London agent for Connecticut, Turner had solicited the degree from Yale College in a letter sent 
with a gift of twenty-five books to that young institution. 

Turner is also linked with one of the notable sixteenth-century gifts, De morbo gallico (Venice, 1566- 
67), the most important early collection of texts on venereal disease. Turner's Aphrodisiacus of 1736, al- 
ready held by the Biomedical Library, provides in summarized form the first appearance in English of many 
of the works in De morbo gallico. Two of some seventy treatises re-issued in this tome are Fracastoro's 
poem on syphilis and Vesalius's letter on the china root. Other volumes of Vesalian association are those 
of two professors at Paris during Vesalius's student days: Jean Guinter's Anatomicarum institutionum ex 
Galeni (Lyon, 1541), for the first edition of which Vesalius probably did a good deal of dissection, and 
De chirurgica institutione (Lyon, 1549), by Jean Tagault, Dean of the Medical Faculty and one of the few 
professors actively interested in anatomical studies. Indicative of the broad scope of the gift is the work 
of another contemporary of Vesalius, Charles Estienne; this volume, printed by his brother Robert Estienne 
in 1545, brings together from ancient authors, and provides with French equivalents, the Greek and Latin 
names of trees, fruits, plants, fish, and birds. 

M.T.G. 



Professor Klingberg's Library 

The library of the late Frank J. Klingberg, Professor Emeritus of History at UCLA, who died on June 
4, has been donated to the College Library by his son, Frank W. Klingberg. Professor Klingberg had 
earned his advanced degrees at Yale University, and he came to the Vermont Avenue campus of the Uni- 
versity in 1919 as the first member of the faculty to be hired by Provost Ernest Carroll Moore. He was 
chairman of the History Department from 1919 to 1937, and he retired from active teaching in 1950. 

Professor Klingberg, in his studies of colonial America, had found the great value of the communica- 
tions that missionaries had sent to their home offices in England, and he was chiefly responsible for the 
Library's acquisition of the microfilmed records of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in For- 
eign Parts and of the Church Missionary Society. The anti-slavery movements in the United States and 
Great Britain also interested him; he protested the distortion in the history books that arose from failing 
to acknowledge the role of Negroes in the development of America. 

Professor Klingberg's library reflects his academic career — there are many books on British history, 
and back runs of such periodicals as the William and Mary Quarterly and the American Historical Rei'ieiv. 
Also in the collection are several sets of English literary works, the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 
and the Oxford English Dictionary. One volume, William Kay Wallace's Greater Italy (1917), bears a 
pocket, stamped Los Angeles State Normal School Library, with a slip inside stating it was "loaned by 
Dr. Klingberg." His books will now be added to the College Library collection, with a bookplate in each 
volume to show that it came from the library of Frank J. Klingberg. 

J.B. 



September, I968 



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Lovely Stars of the American Stage 

The Francis Faragoh collection of theater photographs, described in our August-September 1967 is- 
sue shortly after it was acquired, has now been cataloged in the Department of Special Collections. The 
Faragoh collection, which wonderfully complements our existing holdings of manuscripts and books on the 
theater and motion pictures, includes portraits of theatrical personalities, many in stage costumes, largely 
from the latter half of the nineteenth century and the early part of this century. 

The cataloger encountered the portraits of such famous stars as Julia Arthur, the Barrymores, Sarah 
Bernhard, and Eleanor Duse, and was introduced to some lesser-known stage personalities, among them 
Effie Chappie, Queenie Leighton, Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa, and Fanny Prestige, and even some royalty 
— Prince Kokin and Princess Pauline, for example. From the portrait collection the cataloger has selected 
the two photographs reproduced above: on the left is Fannie Ward (1872-1952) and on the right is Trixie 
Friganza (1870-1955), the latter in the role of the new widow in "The Prince of Pilsen." 



New Appointments to the Library Staff 



Ludwig Lauerhass will join the Library staff next month as the Latin American Bibliographer. He is 
a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and he earned his Master's degree in Latin American stud- 
ies at UCL.A; he is now completing his doctoral dissertation on Brazilian Capitol nationalism prior to 1945. 
Mr. Lauerhass has been a Teaching and Research Assistant in History and in Latin American Studies at 
UCLA, and since 1964 has taught in the History Department at the University's Riverside campus. He 
was the compiler of CommNrnsrn in Latin America, a Bibliography: The Post-War Y ears ( 1945-1960), which 



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was published by the Latin American Center at UCLA in 1962, and is now working on a bibliography on 
Cuban nationalism. 

Harvey Hammond has accepted appointment as the Head of the Physics Library. Mr. Hammond is a 
graduate of the USC School of Library Science, and he has served professionally in the Long Beach Public 
Library, the Rand Corporation Library, and the Space Systems Library of the Hughes Aircraft Corporation. 

Dora Gerard, at present the Head of the Acquisitions Division of the Biomedical Library, will soon 
become the new Head of the Geology-Geophysics Library. Miss Gerard had served for a number of years 
as the Head of the Agriculture Library at UCLA. 

P. A. 



Library Publications 

Engaging the Viewer' s Mind, by Jean Aroeste, has been issued by the Library as a separate off-print 
from the Wilson Library Bulletin, where it first appeared in the June 1968 issue. This article, which de- 
scribes the Library's exhibits program under Mrs. Aroeste's former chairmanship, is reprinted by gracious 
permission of the H. W. Wilson Company, and copies are available on request from the Gifts and Exchange 
Section. 

The ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior College Information at UCLA has published junior College Insti- 
tutional Research: The Stale of the Art, by John E. Roueche and John R. Boggs. Copies of the 66-page 
booklet may be purchased for $2.00 each from the American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth 
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. 

The Fall 1968 edition of the UCLA Library Guide has been issued. Copies are available at all pub- 
lic service points in the University Library system. 

An attractive new leaflet describing the collections and services of the William Andrews Clark Mem- 
orial Library has been prepared for distribution to patrons and inquirers. The brochure was designed and 
printed by the Library's Artist, Marian Engelke. 

A revised list of Current Serial Titles Received by the Biomedical Library has been issued and is 
available from the Reference Division of the Biomedical Library. The list, a product of the Serials Record 
Project, includes approximately 6300 serials currently received as of June 1. A complete serials catalog, 
including retrospective items, is planned for future publication. 



Fund in Honor of Dean Blackey 

On the occasion of Dr. Eileen Blackey's retirement as Dean of the School of Social Welfare at UCLA, 
her friends honored her by establishing the Eileen Blackey Library Fund. Dean-elect Nathan E. Cohen 
presented a check for the Fund in the amount of $800 to Miss Page Ackerman, Associate University Li- 
brarian, at a dinner in honor of Dean Blackey at the Bel-Air Hotel on May 22, and the Alumni Association 
of the School of Social Welfare presented an additional sum of |125. 

The Fund is to be used for the purchase of books, journals, and other materials in the field of social 
welfare, which are to be added to the reserve shelves of the Research Library. These materials will be 
identified by a special bookplate as a lasting reminder of Dean Blackey's dedicated efforts to provide the 
best possible library resources and services for students in the School of Social Welfare. 



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Recent Defoe Acquisitions for tfie Clark Library 

From an auction held on March 18 and 19 of this year at Sotheby's, in London, the Clark Library ac- 
quired six rare items by Daniel Defoe, or associated with him. Those by Defoe are The Sincerity of the 
Dissenters Vindicated (170i); An Enquiry into the Case of Mr. Asgil's General Translation (1704 [l703] ); 
A Letter from Mr. Reason to the High and Mighty Prince the Mob (1706); and The Protestant Monastery 
(1727). The Defoeiana are Reflections upon Some Scandalous and Malicious Pamphlets (1703) and John 
Asgil's A Brief Answer to a Brief State of the Question (1719). 

These are magnificent additions to the excellent Defoe collection at the Clark Library. The books 
cover the period from that climactic moment in Defoe's life when he was pilloried for writing The Shortest 
Way with the Dissenters, to his old age when, feeling time was short, he decided to remind his English 
readers of some of the same kind of projects he had proposed in his first full-length book. An Essay upon 
Projects (I697). In the pieces by Defoe we see him in his roles as a defender of the Dissenters, as an 
enemy of atheism, as a mob orator, and as the crotchety Andrew Moreton, an old man giving good advice 
to a foolish generation. In the two works written against Defoe, we see him as the satanic, seditious 
pamphleteer. One might even be led to suspect that Defoe himself wrote Reflections upon Some Scanda- 
lous and Malicious Pamphlets, since it is the only pamphlet we have that uses The Shortest Way to at- 
tack the High Church extremists Defoe was satirizing. 

Interesting as Defoe is as a controversial journalist, he is much more interesting as the author of 
Robinson Crusoe, and the genius that appears in that work is most evident in his treatment of old age and 
of what we would call the generation gap in The Protestant Monastery, a proposal for a home for the aged. 
If Defoe's picture of the relationship between the old and the young has something in it of personal pique, 
it nevertheless strikes a human note that bridges the centuries: 

Such is the Ignorance and Impudence of the present Generation, that young People 
look upon their Elders, as upon a different Species, an inferiour Class of People: 
They ascribe no .Merit to the Virtue and Experience of Old Age, but assume to them- 
selves the Preference in all things. With them a Face and a good Shape is Merit, a 
scornful toss of the Head, and despising every Body but their own dear selves is Wit, 
and everlasting Giddiness, and an eternal Grin is .Affabilin,- and good Nature, fancy in 
Dress, is Understanding, a supine Neglect of everything commendable Gentility; and a 
prodigious Punctilio in the greatest Trifles, is the Heighth of good Breeding. 



This is Defoe, the satirist, at his best. 



Maximillian E. Novak 
Department of English 



Publications and Activities 

Janet Ziegler taught the "Introduction to Bibliography" class in the UCLA School of Library Service 
for the Summer Quarter. 

Lorraine Mathies was the director of the Institute on the Operation of Education Information Service 
Centers, held on campus last month under the sponsorship of the School of Library Service and supported 
by the U.S. Office of Education. Other UCLA instructors in the Institute were Robert Collison, Robert 
Hayes, Betty Rosenberg, John Roueche, and Johanna Tallman. 



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Robert Vosper has contributed a short article, "The Computer — No Simple Cure," to a series on "The 
Book, the Library, and the Computer" in the September issue of the Uz/son Library Bulletin. 

Mr. Vosper has been elected to the board of directors of the Council on Library Resources, a non- 
profit, grant-making research organization established in 1956 by the Ford Foundation to seek solutions 
to problems common to libraries. Mr. Vosper has been appointed by Chancellor Murphy to serve on the 
Advisory Committee to the Oral History Program at UCLA, and he has also accepted an appointment to 
membership on the Advisory Council on the Library of Rice University. 

J. M. Edelstein's review of the novel, Loie ivith a Feiv Hairs, by Mohammed Mrabet (translated from 
the Moghrebi by Paul Bowles), has been published in the September 8 issue of the New York Times Book 
Review. 



Librarian's Notes 

Last spring the Chancellor's Development Office undertook an experimental fund-raising program 
called the UCLA Parents' Fund, and the organizers thoughtfully decided to concentrate on Library sup- 
port in the initial year. Under the chairmanship of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Shedd of San Diego, themselves 
UCLA alumni as well as parents of two children at UCLA, $4588.50 was raised in short order by an elo- 
quent letter. 

When the Shedds visited the campus recently, with a welcome check in hand, I introduced them to 
Norah Jones and the lively College Library which she directs. We all agreed that funds raised by parents 
would most appropriately be used to add books for undergraduate use to the College Library. Nothing 
could more quickly encourage wide reading and good scholarship, thereby enhancing the educational pro- 
gram at UCLA. 

Mr. and Mrs. Shedd were pleased to see the creative changes in a Library they had known in their 
undergraduate days. Mr. Shedd must have absorbed a special dose of bibliography because he is Presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees of the Oceanic Research Institute which publishes a superb citation journal, 
Oceanic Index. 



The Clark Library Committee for 1968/69 consists of Chancellor Charles E. Young, Chairman; Pro- 
fessor John G. Burke (History); Professor Hugh G. Dick (English); Dean Andrew H. Horn (Library Serv- 
ice); Professor Earl Miner (English); Professor C. D. O'Malley (History of Medicine); Professor Ralph 
Rice (Law); Assistant Vice-Chancellor Robert A. Rogers; Professor Norman Thrower (Geography); Emer- 
itus Dean Lawrence Clark Powell (honorary); and University Librarian Robert Vosper (ex officio). 



The Senate Library Committee for 1968/69 consists of Professor Hugh G. Dick, Chairman (English); 
Professor E. F. Beckenbach (Mathematics); Professor John G. Burke (History); Professor Bertram Bussell 
(Engineering); Professor Charles GuUans (English); Professor Moshe Perlmann (Near Eastern Languages); 
Professor Joseph F. Ross (Medicine); Professor Vernon Stoutemyer (Agricultural Science); and University 
Librarian Robert Vosper. 

R. V. 

LCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Joanne Buchanan, 
James Cox, Martha T. Gnudi, Nancy Graham, Evert Volkersz, Robert Vosper. 



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American Presidential Elections 

"America Elects a President: Na- 
tional Campaigns, 1789-1968" is the ex- 
hibit being shown in the Research Li- 
brary through November 6. Most of the 
campaign buttons, emblems, ribbons, 
brochures, photographs, and broadsides 
in the display are from the collection of 
John Ford, whose career as a collector 
is described in the accompanying article 
by his mother, Mrs. Marian Ford. Mrs. 
Ford is the associate editor of Keynoter 
Magazine, a publication of the American 
Political Items Collectors, and is her- 
self an avid collector of materials on gu- 
bernatorial and senatorial elections; she 
has given valuable assistance to the Ex- 
hibits Committee in the preparation of 
this display. 



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The exhibit concentrates on presi- 
* dential candidates who received electoral 

■" ■ ' votes. Third-party movements, whose 

candidates did not receive electoral votes, 
nonetheless had a profound influence on the campaigns, and we have devoted one display case to materi- 
als on the third-party candidates from the late nineteenth century to 1968, lent from the collection of Dan 
Bessie. Representing the earliest elections, for which there were no campaign items, are selected presi- 
dential autographs from the collection of David R. Smith, of the Reference Department. Complementing 
the display are biographies, histories, campaign songbooks, and other memorabilia from the Research Li- 
brary collections and the Department of Special Collections. 

Campaign materials can call forth nostalgic feelings on the part of viewers as they remember the emo- 
tional chant of "We Want Willkie," the charm of the Alf Landon sunflowers, the famous rhyme of "I Like 
Ike," and the call-to-arms of 1948, "Give 'em Hell, Harry." Occasionally, issues rather than personalities 
were emphasized in a campaign: the gold and silver issue dominated the McKinley-Bryan election struggle 
in 1896. In 1916 it was Woodrow Wilson and "He kept us out of war.' In 1940 the dispute on President 
Roosevelt's third term was stressed perhaps more than any other issue in our political history; more than 
a thousand anti-Roosevelt and anti-third-term items characterized that election. But usually issues were 
submerged by personalities; the 1964 anti-Goldwater items in the exhibit are reminiscent of some of the 



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intensely bitter nineteenth-century campaigns, quite in contrast to the 1952 and 1956 Eisenhower-Stevenson 
campaigns which are regarded by collectors as extremely polite. 

Such collections of American campaign items contribute greatly to our understanding of American 
political history. After all, campaign items have been produced and distributed for every election from 
1824 to the present so that people would be influenced to vote on issues or candidates along the lines de- 
sired by the partisan creators of campaign buttons and other propaganda items. 

J.R. C. 



Four years ago John Ford was an ordinary fourteen-year-old boy with nothing on his mind but baseball. 
He was changed into an avid reader, dedicated collector, and hard-working wage earner by the gift of a 
small box of eight McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt campaign buttons from a friend of his grandfather. 
Today he has a superb collection of more than 4,000 items, not including paper materials, and he is an ac- 
knowledged expert not only on the campaign pins but on their historical background as well. 

This young collector started by joining a national organization called the American Political Items 
Collectors. Through this group he made contact with many fellow hobbyists, received sales lists, and ex- 
changed information and materials. He read books, magazines, and anything else he could find to learn 
the history of the men who ran for the presidency, the details of their campaigns, and the promotional para- 
phernalia associated with them. It took a lot of learning for a busy high school student. His main source 
of knowledge was J. Doyle Witt's .4 Century of Campaign Buttons, 1789-1889. Among other things, this 
taught him that, although George Washington had been honored at his inaugurations by metal clothing but- 
tons, there were no true campaign items until 1824. In that year a medalet for Andrew Jackson was worn 
by his supporters; it commemorated the Battle of New Orleans and had been delayed in being struck for 
nearly ten years. 

In the 1828 campaign all types of devices were used in addition to medalets — broadsides, ribbons, 
buttons, and household articles such as sewing boxes and dishes. This pattern was followed for many 
years, increasing in volume and diversity. It was not until I860 that a new type of campaign item appeared 
— the ferrotype, a tintype portrait of the candidate encased in a brass frame. Ferrotypes were soon re- 
placed by cardboard pictures which could be more cheaply produced. At the close of the nineteenth cen- 
tury a radical change occurred in materials for the candidates. The McKinley-Bryan contest of 1896 intro- 
duced the celluloid button, which has since then remained the predominant form of campaign item because 
it can be inexpensively produced in various shapes and colors. 

There are infinite varieties of campaign memorabilia: several specialists in McKinley have more than 
1,000 items each and yet have relatively few the same. Conversely, in a year when the election does not 
seem to be in doubt, there are very few items: in 1948 there were fewer than fifty pins for Harry Truman. 

The collecting of presidential campaign items is a never-ending job. John Ford not only adds to his 
older displays, but takes time off from his Stanford studies to chase 1968 pins. Because of his hobby, he 
was hired this summer as a reporter covering the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, thereby 
gaining valuable knowledge and experience, not to mention 600 new campaign items. 

Marian Ford 



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"Sweet Lavender! Six bunches a penny, sweet Lavender!" 

Sweet lavender, come, buy of me, 
Ye lovely belles and beaux; 
Its fragrance keeps the moths away, 
And nicely scents your clothes. 

This charming example of a street cry is from The New Cries of London, by James Bishop (London: 
A. K. Newman & Co., 1824). It will be displayed with similar books in a new exhibit, "Old Street Cries, 
from the Children's Book Collection," in the Department of Special Collections for the Campus Open House 
on Sunday, October 27. The exhibit, which will continue through December 4, has been planned by Wilbur 
J. Smith and executed by Claire Encimer. Enlarged photostats of book illustrations, which have been hand- 
colored by both Mr. and Mrs. Smith, will decorate the hallway of the Department. 

The genre of books known as "Street Cries" has a long history, but it was in the period from the late 
eighteenth through the first half of the nineteenth century that these books reached the peak of their pop- 
ularity. This was brought about in part by the interest in foreign ways and customs engendered by more 
frequent travel. But the fact that the books were designed and published for children suggests that their 
real appeal was in the simplicity and charm of the rhymes, and that the pedagogic purpose was purely in- 
"idental. In much the same way the artless rhymes of Mother Goose are still loved by children. 

Most of the books are of small size, some being merely chapbooks. They are illustrated in a variety 
of ways, from exceedingly fine hand-colored copperplate engravings to rather crude wood-cut prints. Some 
of the most attractive are illustrated with wood-engravings suggesting those of Thomas Bewick. The range 
of the cries is enormous; almost every kind of product and service was hawked through the streets of the 
great cities. Whether it was crumpets or cat's meat, eels or strawberries, there was a vendor in the street 
with his particular cry. London cries are the subject of most of the books, but also on display will be 
cries of Banbury, York, Paris, New York, and Philadelphia. 



B. W. 



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Campus Open House: The Libraries Will Welcome Visitors 

The campus libraries will participate on Sunday, October 27, in the Campus Open House and College 
Student for a Day program. Staff members will greet visitors, conduct tours, and provide information in 
the University Research Library, the Powell Library Building, the Residence Hall libraries, the other 
campus libraries, and the School of Library Service. Library locations, hours, exhibits, and special events 
are listed on a broadside, Open House in the Campus Libraries, which will be available at all libraries. 

A major exhibit may be seen in the Research Library, "America Elects a President" (described else- 
where in this issue). The College Library will have two exhibits, one of historical photographs of the 
Powell Library Building and the other on the use of the Library in writing term papers. Other exhibits are 
in the Department of Special Collections: "Old Street Cries,' from the Children's Book Collection; the 
School of Library Service: "How to Select a Home Reference Collection"; the Biomedical Library: "Man, 
Health, and the Community" and "Nicholas Culpeper, Herbalist-Physician"; the Business Administration 
Library: "Advertising Around the World"; the Chemistry Library: "Molecular Models and Paintings"; the 
English Reading Room: "Major Aspects of Scholarship in the English Department"; the Geology-Geophysics 
Library: "Concepts in Geology, Geophysics, and Space"; the Law Library: "Law and the Urban Involve- 
ment"; the Map Library: "Aerial Photographs, Maps, and Plans of UCLA"; the Physics Library: "Publi- 
cations of Faculty Members"; and the University Elementary School: "Outstanding Books for Children." 

Films on China and Japan will be shown in the Oriental Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Professor Richard 
Lehan will speak on "Trends in Recent American Fiction" at 2 p.m. in the English Reading Room. In the 
Dickson Art Center, the rare books in the Belt Library of Vinciana will be on display, and visitors can 
examine the unique and imaginative scholarly apparatus of the Index of Christian Art. Refreshments will 
be served in the Oriental Library and the School of Library Service. 



Publications and Activities 

Bradford Booth, of the Department of English, has contributed a note on "An Analytical Subject-Index 
to the Sadleir Collection" to the September issue of Nineteenth-Century Fiction. In it he tells of his ex- 
periment, with which Miriam Dudley is also associated, in indexing by subject the novels in Michael Sad- 
leir's collection of nineteenth-century fiction, which is housed in the Library's Department of Special Col- 
lections. 

Johanna Tallman has contributed reviews of two books to the Fall issue of Sci-Tech News; they are 
Directory of Selected Research Institutes in Eastern Europe, prepared by Arthur D. Little, Inc., and Funda- 
mental Research and the Universities, by Joseph Ben-David. 

Everett Moore has had three of his lectures on academic and research libraries (their function, their 
reference and information services, and trends in automation) published in the Proceedings of the Academic 
and Research Libraries Workshops, which were originally conducted last Autumn in Osaka and Tokyo. 

The Biomedical Library at UCLA is the subject of "A Computer-Based Serials Control System for a 
Large Biomedical Library," an article in the April issue of American Documentation by Fred Roper, a for- 
mer staff member here who is now on the faculty of the School of Library Science at the University of 
North Carolina. 

George Guffey, of the Department of English, writes on "Standardization of Photographic Reproduc- 
tions for Mechanical Collation," in the Second Quarter issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society 
of America. It is based on his work with the Hinman Collator at the Clark Library in comparing texts 
for the California Edition of The Works of John Dryden. 



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The Monitor and the Merrimac 

The Library has just issued, as the fifteenth in its series of Occasional Papers, The Monitor & the 
Merrimac: A Bibliography, compiled by David R. Smith, of the Reference Department staff in the Research 
Library. This publication represents the first attempt to compile a complete bibliography on the iron-clad 
vessels and their famous battle at Hampton Roads (March 9, 1862) which marked a turning-point in the 
history of naval warfare. Mr. Smith has provided descriptive notes or comments for most of the entries 
in his bibliography, as well as a short Introduction. 

The bibliography includes books, pamphlets, articles, government documents, dissertations, type- 
scripts, and manuscripts, 254 entries in all. There are twelve illustrations. Copies may be purchased 
at the Library Card Window in the Research Library, or by mail from the Gifts and Exchange Section, 
at $1.00, plus 5% sales tax for California purchasers. Checks should be made payable to The Regents 
of the University of California. 



A Bibliographical Experience in the Children's Book Collection 

(Professor Welch recently spent some time in the Department of Special Collections, working with 
more than 950 volumes in the course of preparing his projected Bibliography of English Children's Books 
Printed Prior to 1821. He left with us this account of one of his discoveries, together with generous 
words of appreciation for the scholarly bookmanship and wholehearted cooperation of Wilbur Smith and 
his staff. Editor. ) 

For over thirty years I have been interested in collecting early American and English children's books 
and amassing data on them from the holdings of various libraries. Many collections of American children's 
books contain duplicates of items in the American Antiquarian Society and have only a few unique copies. 
This is not true of English children's book collections, a field so vast that different collections will have 
large numbers of editions or titles not found in any other collection. The leading collections of English 
children's books which I have used are the UCLA Library, the Elisabeth Ball Collection of Muncie, Indiana 



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(now mostly deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library), the Osborn Collection, in Toronto, the British 
Museum, the Bodleian Library, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. UCLA's collection matches these 
others not only in size, but in having its own unique rarities. 

In the collection is a magnificent group of books by Maria Edgeworth and her father. There is a fine 
representation of Harlequinades and books with paper dolls. The rare productions of such British pub- 
lishers as John Newbery, Thomas Boreman, John Marshall, the successors to John Newbery, Wilson, 
Spence, and Mawman, and J. Hawkins are represented. 

One item of particular interest is a set of little books housed in a beautiful box covered with Dutch 
paper— which is paper embossed with a floral design, covered with gilt, and painted with various colors. 
This box was acquired from Maxwell Hunley, one of the outstanding bookmen in America; he has a spe- 
cial talent for acquiring marvelous children's books. The box belonged to "John Ludford," and each book 
in it has his armorial bookplate. The contents of John's gilt chest are as valuable as a pirate's hoard. 
Nine of the eleven books are beautiful examples of the publications of John Newbery and his successors 
T. Carnan and Francis Newbery. Many have the superb illustrated paper covers which are so prized by 
collectors. Two are little volumes with beautifully engraved illustrations. 

The set is entitled, A. Christmas Box for Masters and Misses (London: Printed for the Author and 
Sold by M. Cooper in Paternoster Row and M. Boreman in Guild-Hall, 1746). Mary Cooper and Thomas 
Boreman issued children's books before John Newbery started publishing them. While large 17 or 18 cm. 
books printed by Mary Cooper are known by a number of titles, small 10 cm. books are almost unknown. 
The British Museum has a copy of an engraved 8 cm. book. Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book (Vol. II, 
Sold by M. Cooper, [ca. 1744]). It is the earliest known volume of English nursery rhymes. 

The earliest known story book printed in America for children, not based on stories from the Bible, 
is a little volume in the Huntington Library, A New Gift For Children (Boston: Printed by D. Fowie 
[1756]). The fourth edition of this book was published in Boston by Fowle and Draper in 1762 and is 
known by the unique copy in the Historical Society of Philadelphia. These two American books have long 
been a puzzle, for they contain stories which did not appear in any known English publication, and they 
surely had been reprinted from some English edition. Finally, in the Elisabeth Ball Collection, I found 
the stories in The Careful Parent's Gift (London: Printed and sold by John Marshall [ca. 1787]), but this 
book was a reprint of an earlier English edition and could not itself be the source for the earlier American 
editions. I was therefore very pleased when I picked up .4. Christmas Box to find that it has the same 
introduction and stories as A New Gift For Children. 

d'Alte A. Welch 
Biology Department 
John Carroll University 



Committee on the Oral History Program 

The full membership of the Advisory Committee to the Oral History Program at UCLA, appointed by 
Chancellor Murphy, consists of Professors Blake Nevius (chairman), Wayland Hand (acting chairman for 
the Fall Quarter), Philip Durham, Hugh Gray, and James Wilkie, and University Librarian Robert Vosper 
ex officio. 

UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James R. Cox, Nancy Graham, Anita 
Hall, Brooke Whiting. 



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November, 1968 



Bookbindings Designed by Margaret Armstrong 

The examples of decorated trade bindings by Margaret 
Armstrong, on exhibit in the Research Library until December 
13, are from the collection which was assembled by Pro- 
fessors Charles Gullans and John Espey and was subsequently 
deposited in the Department of Special Collections as their gen- 
erous gift to the Library. Their assistance in the design of this 
exhibit has, of course, been invaluable. We have asked Profes- 
sor Gullans, who has compiled a checklist of Miss Armstrong's 
bindings (described elsewhere in this issue), to provide some 
comments on the significance of her work. Editor. 

Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944) was the foremost American 
designer of publishers' bindings in the period 1890 to 1915, al- 
though she continued to design intermittently until 1940. She is 
probably better known to the general public as the author of 
Fmny Kemble, .\ Passionate Victorian (1938) and Trelaumy, A 
Man's Life (1940), two of the greatest bestsellers of their day. 

Her brother, Hamilton Fish Armstrong, describes a distinc- 
tive feature of her work in his book of reminiscences, Those 
Days (1963): 

She started a vogue for making the book covers themselves artistic and distinctive, and her 
covers became a sort of identity tag for the author. Whenever I see the dark blue and gold de- 
sign on the spine of some book on a library shelf I have recognized it as Henr>' Van Dyck's [sic] 
even before Margaret's distinctive lettering tells me so. The remarkable thing is that almost all 
the hundreds and hundreds that she designed are original in conception and excellent in taste. 

That is she created for many authors a style of cover which was associated with them by the read- 
ing public. Her total output that we have recorded is 273 covers, but 119 of these are for only 21 authors 
For them she designed from three to seventeen books each; and for another nineteen authors she designed 
at least two books each, usually in similar size and colors. The distinctiveness of her work is shown in 
the two quite different series that she designed for Myrtle Reed's novels from Lavender and Old Lace 
(1902) on, and for Henr>- Van Dyke's essays and fiction from The Ruling Passion (1901) to The Go den 
Key (1926). So individual are her identity tags for authors that, when she declined to do more work than 
interested her, the publishers sought out artists who would design in a style similar to that which Miss 
Armstrong had established for the authors. 




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Miss Armstrong was always a free-lance artist, although she did slightly more than half of her work 
for Scribner's, and she seems to have enjoyed great freedom in her treatment of the books she chose to ac- 
cept. Her brother tells us, "She was often too busy to take on all the proposals for work which she re- 
ceived" (letter, September 20, 1967). This may in part account for the range of her work and its sustained 
fertility of invention. 

The characteristics of her work are clear. First, an absolutely distinctive style or styles of letter- 
ing, which leap to the eye and which are handled with great freedom for display or design purposes. 
Second, a range of materials largely drawn from natural forms: roots, leaves, branches, bulbs, fruit, vines, 
and flowers — flowers of every variety, botanically accurate in their rendering, bold in outline, free of 
tonal modeling (except in a few colored borders), and often arranged in sharply rhythmic but never quite 
symmetrical patterns. This last characteristic is marked in her, and only to a lesser degree in most Amer- 
ican designers; that is, the avoidance of that rhythmic symmetry which is so evident in English and conti- 
nental art nouveau, particularly Jugendstil. The Americans, and Miss Armstrong especially, would seem 
to have held to some "organic" theory in their insistence on drawing each half of a composition individu- 
ally and eschewing mere formal repeats. This fact contributes greatly to the vibrance of the design and 
the continued interest of each detail in it. Third, her use of gloss and matte gold for distinctive contrast 
is uniquely assured, the play of light off the surfaces being fairly dazzling. Perhaps only Will Bradley 
equaled her in this. Further, the range of her colors appears unlimited, from the infinitely soft and muted 
tones of her early work to the boldest contrasts of colors after 1896. Some of the designs are almost psy- 
chedelically shocking in their contrasts of saturations and intensities. 

Charles B. Gullans 

Department of English 



Another Exhibit of American Bindings: 'In Decorated Cloth' 

"In Decorated Cloth," being shown in the College Library until December 13, is intended as a com- 
panion exhibit to the display of Margaret Armstrong's binding designs in the Research Library. This ex- 
hibit is devoted to the work of other American designers of trade bindings during the years 1890 to 1915. 
The books are from the collection of Professor Charles Gullans, of the Department of English, who has 
provided an annotated checklist in which he attempts to transcribe the artists' monograms. 

In the exhibit are examples of work by Frank Hazenplug, the well-known poster artist, who was also 
the house designer for Herbert S. Stone & Co.; Mrs. Henry (Sarah M.) whitman, who (according to D. B. 
Updike) designed all the best covers for Houghton .Mifflin in the 1890's; and Arthur Covey, who did most 
of the work for the firm of Decorative Designers from the late 1890's well into the 1920's. A number of 
of other artists, some famous and some quite unknown, are represented by examples of cover design; they 
include Will Bradley, Thomas M. Cleland, George Wharton Edwards, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Theo- 
dore B. Hapgood, Edward Stratton HoUoway, William Jordan, Pierre La Rose, Maxfield Parrish, Marion L. 
Peabody, Amy M. Sacker, Bertha Stuart, and Daniel Berkeley Updike. 



Biomedical Library Exhibit on Syphilis 

"Some Early Writings on Syphilis," an exhibit of books and illustrations now on display on the fourth 
floor of the Biomedical Library, features works written in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The ex- 
hibit was prepared by the History and Special Collections Department of the Biomedical Library for show- 
ing in conjunction with the November 19 meeting of the Society for the History of Medical Science. 



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Checklist of Margaret Armstrong's Binding Designs 

The Library has issued, on the occasion of its current exhibit, A Checklist of Trade Bindings De- 
signed by Margaret Armstrong, compiled by Charles Gullans and John Espey, of the Department of English. 
It has a Preface by Brooke Whiting, of the Department of Special Collections, and an Introduction by 
Professor Gullans on the life and career of Miss Armstrong. The Checklist includes 273 entries with 
brief descriptions of binding designs and other notes; it serves as much more than an exhibit catalogue, 
since it endeavors to list all of the bookbinding designs which thus far can be attributed to Miss Arm- 
strong. 

The 3^-page Checklist, which also has seven illustrations and a chronological register, is published 
as the sixteenth of the UCLA Library Occasional Papers. Copies priced at SI. 00 each, plus sales tax 
for California purchasers, are available at the Library Card Window in the Research Library, or by mail 
from the Gifts and Exchange Section, UCLA Library, Los Angeles, California 90024. Checks should be 
made payable to The Regents of the University of California. 



Victorian England in Its Novels, by Myron Brightfield 

The Library has announced the publication of Victorian England in Its Movels (1840-1870) by the late 
Myron F. Brightfield, with an introduction by Gordon N. Ray, Victorian scholar and President of the Gug- 
genheim Foundation, and a prefatory note by Bradford A. Booth, Chairman of the Department of English 
at UCLA. The work, which is in four volumes, has been published in a limited facsimile typescript edi- 
tion of 100 copies, and will sell for SlOO a set. 

Professor Brightfield, who was the author of Theodore Hook and His Novels and ]ohn Wilson Croker, 
still the standard works on their subjects, was a member of the English Department at the University of 
California, Berkeley, for nearly forty years. In this work he is concerned with life in Victorian England 
from 1840 to 1870 as it was depicted by the novelists of that period. He has arranged some 8,000 descrip- 
tive quotations from more that 1,200 novels under 99 subject headings, such as "The Clergy," "The Pure 
English Girl," "The Stately Homes of England," and "Fallen Women," and has added connecting commen- 
tan'. The result is a remarkably vivid contemporary picture of that fascinating period. An author and 
title index was prepared for the set by Norman and Mimi Dudley, of the Library staff. 

The UCLA Library has acquired the typescript of this work, together with all the notes and papers 
of Professor Brightfield, who read and took notes on more than 2,000 Victorian novels in preparation for 
this enterprise. The Library is deeply indebted to Mrs. Brightfield for making this valuable archive avail- 
able. The papers are deposited in the Department of Special Collections. 

Postdoctoral Study of Religion and Politics in England 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is offering six post-doctoral fellowships for the summer 
of 1969 for study in the field of "Religion and Politics in England, 1641-1750." The program, which will 
be directed by Mark H. Curtis, President of Scripps College and Professor of History, will be conducted 
between June 30 and August 8. 

The Fellows will be chosen from applicants not more than five years beyond their doctorates and 
will receive stipends of $900 each. Letters of application, with brief curriculum vitae and full statement 
of project, should be sent to the Director of the Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia, 90018. Applications must be received not later than January 15, 1969- 



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The Greatest of These . . . 

"In this Report, the Budget Committee simply wishes to record its opinion that the most significant 
factor, other than remuneration, in attracting and keeping a superb faculty is vigorous and unremitting 
development of laboratories, computers and libraries; and the greatest of these is libraries." (Annual 
Report of the Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations, Academic Senate meeting, October 
8.) 



Sale of Duplicate Library Books 

The Library will hold a sale of more than 12,000 duplicate books on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs- 
day, November 19, 20, and 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Room 190 in the east wing of the Powell 
Library. Prominently featured in this sale will be duplicates from the purchase of the Martin Best Book- 
store in Santa Monica, which consisted largely of early twentieth century American fiction, as well as 
other books in a wide variety of subjects. 



An Early Manuscript Text in Avar 

While cataloging manuscripts in the Department of Special Collections, Salih Alich found in an Ara- 
bic manuscript of 1750 a mysterious passage on several pages in Arabic script but in a strange and un- 
identifiable language. The author of the book came originally from the northeastern region of the Cau- 
casus Mountains; facsimile copies of the pages in the unidentified language were therefore sent to a 
specialist on that region, Professor Georges Charachidze' of the University of Paris, with a request for 
his expert assistance. His reply, addressed to Professor Andreas Tietze, of the Department of Near 
Eastern Languages, should encourage those who dig for hidden treasures in unusual places: 

Je vous remercie beaucoup de m'avoir envoye une copie complete du manuscrit "caucasien." 
J'ai travaille longuement a son dechiffrement. Le texte est redige dans un dialecte avar du sud 
du Daghestan. Le scripteur etait probablement originaire de 1' Azerbaidzhan, ou une importante 
colonie avar s'etait fixee des le XVIe siecle. 

Ce document offre un immense interet pour la linguistique caucasienne. En effet, les plus an- 
ciens textes avars ne sont pas anterieurs au XIXe siecle, sauf quelques phrases isolees notees 
par un voyageur en 1777. C'est pourquoi j'ai ete heureux de travailler sur ce manuscrit ( je I'ai 
entierement transcrit, adapte en avar litteraire et traduit en francais). Par la suite, je serai en 
mesure de fournir davantage de precisions sur la portee linguistique de ce document et sur les 
consequences qu'il entraTne pour I'histoire de la langue avar. 



MARC institute 

A two-day institute to acquaint librarians with the uses of Library of Congress MARC (Machine- 
Readable Cataloging) tapes will be held at UCLA on March 24 and 25, 1969. It is being sponsored by 
the Information Science and Automation Division of the American Library Association for the convenience 
of residents in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Information and application forms may be ob- 
tained from Don S. Culbertson, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 
60611. Catherine Borka, of the Systems Staff and the Catalog Department, is the local coordinator for 
the institute. Registration will be limited to 100 persons. 



November, 1968 57 



Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the Library 

The Friends of the UCLA Library will hold its Fall dinner meeting at the Faculty Center on Tuesday 
evening, December 3; the social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m., and dinner will be at 7:00 p.m. Professors 
John Espey and Charles Gullans, of the Department of English, will speak on the binding designs by Mar- 
garet Armstrong, whose work is now being exhibited by the Library. For reservations for the dinner, 
please call Marian EUithorpe or Roberta Nixon, telephone extension 54189, or 825-4189 from off campus. 



Manuscript Copy of Statutes of the Mercantile Court of Florence 

An unusual manuscript of the statutes of the Mcrcanzia, the mercantile court of Florence, has been 
acquired for the Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books in Business and Economic History, in the 
Business Administration Library. The Corte della Mercanzia was founded about the year 1296 by the six 
great guilds of Florence to adjudicate disputes between their members. It was composed of six senior 
justices of the Guild of Judges and Notaries, under the presidency of a foreign doctor of law, usually a 
graduate of the University of Bologna. 

The jurisdiction of the Mercanzia was extended to include not only all manner of disputes between 
Florentine citizens and between Florentines and foreigners, but also the supervision of the Mint, the ad- 
ministration of estates and bankruptcies, and the financing of the Florentine mercantile fleet. By the fif- 
teenth century the court was the supreme legal tribunal in Florence. It had become so powerful as the 
supreme authority on mercantile law that it was now styled the "University of the Mcrcanzia," and was of 
the foremost constitutional importance. 

Between 1470 and 1568 the Court declined in importance as successive Medici princes arrogated to 
themselves many of its functions. However, in 1568, Cosmo I gave a new constitution, the subject of the 
present manuscript, to the Mercanzia. This constitution, a revision of // Statuto di '96, sought to insure 
that Florentine merchants and goods should go with all possible security and freedom throughout the whole 
world; to secure the credit of the State; and to provide that foreigners should have no just cause for dis- 
pute with Florentine merchants. 

The revised statutes were drawn up by a committee of nineteen prominent citizens (whose names ap- 
pear on f. 1) and promulgated in 1577, the date this manuscript was written. They are divided into three 
books, each with a table of contents, covering 189 numbered leaves. Beneath the date 1577 on the last 
page of the manuscript is the signature "D. Nice, di M. Ant. Folchi." Folchi was possibly the scribe 
of the manuscript. A Florentine nobleman and distinguished orator named Antonio Folchi is recorded in 
G. Negri's Istoria degli Scrittori Fiorentmi (Ferrara, 1722), p. 60, as having given a funeral oration on 
the death of Philip II of Spain in 1598. 

R. L.K. 



Clark Library Seminar on Science and Medicine of the 17th Century 

The first Clark Library Seminar of the academic year was held on October 12, jointly sponsored by 
the Library and the Department of Medical History, with the general title, "Some Aspects of Seventeenth 
Century Science and Medicine." Papers were read by Professor Ladislao Reti, of the UCLA Department 
of Medical History, on "Van Helmont, Boyle, and the Alkahest," and by Dr. William C. Gibson, Chairman 
of the Department of the History of Medicine and Science at the University of British Columbia, on "The 
Medical Interests of Christopher Wren." Professor C. D. O'Malley, Chairman of the UCLA Department of 
Medical History, was the moderator for the seminar. 



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The White House Report on Libraries 

The report of the National Advisory Commission on Libraries was presented to President Johnson on 
October 15 by its Chairman, Douglas M. Knight, the President of Duke University. 

Library leaders throughout the country were delighted when the Commission was established in Sep- 
tember 1966 because they had long urged such a focussed appraisal, at the highest levels of government, 
of the nation's library needs. They will now be pleased that many of their best aspirations have been un- 
derscored by a distinguished public panel with White House encouragement. Naturally, it could not be 
foreseen that October 1968 would be a less than propitious time for any national commission to render its 
report, so one can only hope that the energy and imagination that went into its drafting will not be dissi- 
pated. 

The Commission's task was "to appraise the role and adequacy of our libraries, now and in the future, 
as sources for scholarly research, as centers for the distribution of knowledge, and as links in our nation's 
rapidly evolving communication networks." Since it was concerned with all levels and types of library 
work, from story-telling for children to the support of research for Byzantine studies and molecular biology, 
the Commission early decided to call on other agencies for a series of specialized studies. 

The American Council of Learned Societies, whose President, Frederick H. Burkhardt, was Vice- 
Chairman of the Commission, was asked to prepare the special report On Research Libraries, which will 
soon be published separately by the M.I. T. Press in addition to appearing as an appendix to the parent 
document, The ACLS Committee, chaired by Dr. Burkhardt himself, included UCLA's University Librarian 
and such good friends of the UCLA community as Dr. Gordon Ray, President of the Guggenheim Founda- 
tion, Professor James D. Hart, Chairman of the English Department at Berkeley, and Dr. Louis B. Wright, 
of the Folger Library. 

Even this Committee on Research Libraries felt the need of expert advice and thus commissioned some 
particular analyses. Of special interest was one on 'Research Libraries and the New Technology," pre- 
pared by a Bell Laboratories team. It is the soundest statement I have yet seen on this vexed business — 
proposing an evolutionary approach to library automation, avoiding hypothetical Utopias, and expressing 
such opinions as that "a card catalog is a remarkable invention." 

On Research Libraries argues in behalf of eleven basic recommendations: 

We recommend that a National Commission on Libraries and Archives be appointed by the President to serve 
on a continuing basis and to be responsible for federal policy and programs relating to the nation's library, 
archival, and informational needs. 

We recommend that the National Commission on Libraries be given responsibility for policy and planning re- 
lating to the acquisition of research materials for the nation's libraries. 

We recommend that the National Commission be given the authority to initiate and coordinate bibliographic 
programs through the establishment of a national bibliographical office and other means. 

We recommend chat the Commission plan, coordinate, and support research designed to improve library serv- 
ices through applications of modern technology. 

We recommend that the Library of Congress be made the National Library by action of Congress, that it be 
named the Library of Congress: The National Library of the United States, and that an advisory board be 
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We recommend that the Commission incorporate into the national library system the facilities of the 
Center for Research Libraries and other cooperative programs that serve the national research interest, 
and that federal support be provided to such agencies. 

\\e recommend that, in revising the copyright law. Congress postpone decisions relating to technological 
uses of copyrighted material until a national commission on copyright has made its report. 

We recommend that the Government Printing Office and commercial publishers adopt lasting book papers 
for all publications of potential value in research. 

We recommend that corporations and foundations provide increased support for research libraries. 

Vie recommend that the several states and local governments adequately support their university libraries 
in the interest of education and research, promote state and regional networks, and assist libraries whose 
collections have special significance to their states or regions. 

We recommend that the federal government extend e.visting legislation and provide adequate funds to en- 
able research libraries to respond more effectively to the nation's requirements in all areas of scholarship 
and inquiry. 

In proposing these recommendations the ACLS Committee described the complex problems that face 
research libraries today and indicated that "vast resources of money and manpower, to say nothing of 
imagination, planning, and cooperation, will be required to resolve them." The Committee urged that the 
marshalling of such support is not only feasible but very much in the public interest because 

The future of our free society depends on our access to accumulated knowledge organized to 
facilitate learning and scholarship. Libraries are not inert repositories of artifacts and docu- 
ments of the past, of mere bits and pieces of information. They are living agencies for intel- 
lectual enrichment and progress, for public policy and social improvement through scholarship. 
They are at once man's memory and the embodiment of his faith that, despite the tragic vicissi- 
tudes of our time, his creations, his ideas, and his spirit will live forever. 

But following this positive declaration the ACLS Committee observed in conclusion that 

There is a final problem for which neither this Committee nor presumably the National Advisory 
Commission on Libraries can offer a solution. "You have the ages for your guide," Edwin Arling- 
ton Robinson once told Americans, "but not the wisdom to be led." Libraries store wisdom, but 
they offer no guarantee that it will be effectively employed. Nevertheless, we can at least prom- 
ise that, if the recommendations which follow are implemented, the United States in its research 
libraries will possess vastly more knowledge in a far more usable form than has been available to 
any other country in mankind's history. 

As a mem.ber of the ACLS Committee, I can only hope, immodestly, that On Research Libraries will 
be required reading for University of California administrative and academic officers as well as for Sen- 
ate Budget and Library Committee members. 

R. V. 



'Esthetic or Functional Book Design?' 

Huib van Krimpen, the distinguished book designer from Amsterdam, will discuss "Esthetic or Func- 
tional Book Design?" on Tuesday, November 26, at 3:00 p.m., in Knudsen Hall Room 1220B. His address 
is presented by the School of Library Service as the ninth lecture in its continuing series on Taste in 
Typography. 



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Pilot Project on Service to Business and Industry 

The Technical Information Project, in operation since June, is part of a pilot program established by 
the federal State Technical Services Act of 1965 whereby the UCLA Library and the California State Li- 
brary work with the Fresno County Library in a one-year experiment in service to business and industry. 
The Fresno Library Reference Department receives requests for scientific and technical information from 
firms in the Fresno community; if the information is not available in the Fresno area, requests are for- 
warded to the State Library or to the Technical Information Project at UCLA, where the Project staff pro- 
vides research services, library materials, and subject bibliographies. 

Inquiries cover a wide range of topics: the economic feasibility of building a trailer park, the con- 
ducting of a health survey, tests for flaws in metal pipes, or a bibliography on the latest techniques in 
beet sugar refining. The purpose of the State Technical Services Act is to make available to the business- 
man, especially in medium and small enterprises, the scientific and technical information he requires. 
UCLA can lend strong support to the program particularly from our collections of business, technical, and 
scientific materials. 

The Project Librarian is Carolyn Reese, and the Reference Librarian is Mary Jane Schmelzle; Project 
Consultant is Charlotte Georgi. The headquarters for the Project are in the Business Administration Li- 
brary. 

C. R. 



Librorion's Notes 

Mr. Anthony Greco will be welcomed by many friends when he returns to UCLA in February, this time 
as Assistant University Librarian for Personnel. Mr. Greco, a Pomona graduate, was a Library staff mem- 
ber at UCLA from 1951 to I960, initially as a Library Assistant and later, after earning his professional 
degree at USC, in several senior positions. From here he went to UC Santa Barbara as Head of the Ref- 
erence Department and then to San Fernando Valley State College Library as Chief of Public Services. 
There Harvard discovered him, and he returns to UCLA directly from Harvard where he has been Associate 
University Librarian for Personnel and a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 



We regret that we inadvertently failed to include the name of Professor Philip Levine, Dean of the 
Humanities Division, in the list of 1968/69 members of the Clark Library Committee in our September is- 
sue. 

R. V. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
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Current Exhibits 

The exhibit of "Old Street Cries, from the Children's Book Collection," which was described in our 
October issue on the occasion of its showing in the Department of Special Collections, will be displayed 
in the Research Library from December 17 until January 13. The Special Collections materials will be 
supplemented by items from the private collection of Miss Virginia Warren, a local collector of street 
cries. (Our illustration shows pages from The Cries of London as They Are Heard Daily, London: 
Harrild, ca. 1850.) 

Recent gifts added to the Albert Boni Historical Photography Collection will be on display in the 
exhibit case on floor A of the Research Library during December. 



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Oscar Wilde and 'The Woman's World 

In 1887 Oscar Wilde embarked upon a career as editor of a woman's magazine for the publishers 
Cassell & Company. In November the first issue of The Womari's World (the name was changed at 
Wilde's insistance from The Lady's World) appeared with the intention, as the prospectus put it, of 
dealing fully with "everything that is likely to be of interest to Englishwomen." Two important letters 
written by Wilde to Thomas Wemyss Reid, which have recently been acquired by the Clark Library, out- 
line at some length his plans for restructuring The Lady's World, which he thought to be "too feminine, 
and not sufficiently womanly." Although he felt himself to be an authority on dress, he believed that 
the periodical should "deal not merely with what women wear, but with what they think and what they 
feel." 

His list of potential contributors to the journal is a literary Who's Who of aristocratic and popular 
female authors of the day, many of whom he induced to write for him. The Clark Library collection al- 
ready contains several of Wilde's letters requesting articles, and these new letters fit well into the 
collection, indicating the high hopes and energy with which he undertook his editorial task. The maga- 
zine, however, was not successful, and, as it demanded too much of his time, Wilde relinquished the 
editorship with the issue of October, 1889, and a year later The Woman' s World ceased publication. 

W.E.C. 



Treatise on the Cure of Scurvy 

A first edition of one of the most important books in English medicine, James Lind's A Treatise of 
the Scurvy . . . An Inquiry into the Nature, Causes, and Cure, of That Disease (Edinburgh, 1753), has 
recently been presented to the Biomedical Library's Benjamin Collection of Medical History by Dr. and 
Mrs. John A. Benjamin. During his nine years as surgeon in the Royal Navy, Lind had observed the un- 
healthy living conditions and diet of seamen, and later, as physician at the Haslar Royal Naval Hospital 
near Portsmouth, he had often had on the wards three or four hundred patients suffering from scurvy. 

Lind describes in this book, which went through three editions and was translated into French, 
Italian, and German during his lifetime, his experiments demonstrating that lemon juice is a specific 
treatment for scurvy and that its use will both prevent and cure the disease. He urges the issue of 
lemon juice and advocates the use of fresh fruits and vegetables and other antiscorbutics, although of 
course he knew nothing of vitamins. He gives detailed directions for a method of "preserving the vir- 
tues entire" of oranges and lemons "for years in a convenient and small bulk." For, he says, "the 
ignorant sailor and the learned physician will equally long, with the most craving anxiety, for green 
vegetables and the fresh fruits of the earth, from whose healing virtues relief only can be had." 

James Lind was not the first to suggest lemon juice for scurvy, nor did he claim to be; his book 
includes "A critical and chronological view of what has been published on the subject." Despite his 
efforts, however, it was not until a year after his death and forty-one years after the first appearance 
of this treatise that his specific was adopted by the Admiralty in 1795, at the instigation of his dis- 
ciples Sir Gilbert Blane and Dr. Thomas Trotter. Nevertheless, it was his work and this book which 
resulted in the eventual eradication of scurvy, the scourge of seamen. 

M.T.G. 



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Library Publications in Print 

The Librar\- publications in the following list may be obtained at the Library Card Window in the 
Research Library, or, by mail, from the Gifts and Exchange Section, University Library, University of 
California, Los Angeles. California 90024. Requests should be accompanied by payment for the amount 
due. plus sales tax for California purchasers. Checks should be made payable to the Regents of the 
L'niversity of California. 

Brightfield, Myron F. Victorian England in Its Sovets (1840—1870). Introduction by Gordon N. Ray. 
Prefatory Note by Bradford A. Booth. (Facsimile of typescript.) 1968. 4 volumes. Cloth, $100.00. 

Dixon, Elizabeth I., compiler. The Oral History Program at LCLA: A Bibliography. 1966. 30 pages. 
$1.00. 

Gullans. Charles B. A Checklist of Trade Bindings Designed by Margaret Armstrong. (UCLA Library 
Occasional Paper number 16.) 1968. 37 pages, 7 illustrations. $1.00. 

Hartzell, James, and Richard Zumwinkle, compilers. Kenneth Rexroth: A Checklist of His Published 
Writings. Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. Friends of the LICL.A Library, 1967. 67 pages, 10 
illustrations. $2.00. 

Lodge, Ardis, compiler. .4 Guide to Research Materials for Graduate Students. 1964. 29 pages. $1.00. 

MacCann, Donnarae. The Child, the Artist, & the Book. Printed at the Plantin Press, 1962. 18 pages, 
illustrations. $1.00. 

Mink, James V., compiler. The Papers of General William Starke Rosecrans and the Rosecrans Family: 
A Guide to Collection 663. (UCLA Library Occasional Paper number 12.) 1961. 39 pages, 6 illustra- 
tions. $1.00. 

Montagu, Ashley, and John C. Lilly. The Dolphin in History. Papers delivered at a symposium at the 
Clark Library. Clark Library, 1963. 55 pages, 9 illustrations. Cloth, $2.00. 

O'Malley, CD., and Martha Teach Gnudi, compilers. The John A. Benjamin Collection of Medical His- 
tory: Catalogue & First Supplement. Second Printing, 1968. 56 & 9 pages. Second Supplement. 
1968. 8 pages. $1.00. 

Powell, Lawrence Clark, editor. Libraries in the Southwest: Their Grouth— Strengths— Needs. Papers 
presented by a Conference of Librarians and Writers. (UCLA Library Occasional Paper number 3.) 
Reissued, 1961. 45 pages. $1.00. 

Revitt, Paul J., compiler. The George Pullen Jackson Collection of Southern Hymnody: a Bibliography. 
(UCLA Library Occasional Paper number 13.) 1964. 26 pages. $1.00. 

Smith, David R., compiler. The Monitor & the MetTimac: A Bibliography. (UCLA Library Occasional 
Paper number 15.) 1968. 35 pages, 12 illustrations. $1.00. 

Wickes, George, compiler. Aldous Huxley at UCLA: A Catalogue of the Manuscripts m the Aldous 
Huxley Collection with the Texts of Three Unpublished Letters. Printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the 
Castle Press, 1964. 36 pages, 10 illustrations. $2.00. 



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Acquisitions on Microfilm 

Recent Library acquisitions on microfilm include the English-language Jewish Chronicle, of Lon- 
don, for the years 1841 to 1869, 1882 to 1892, and 1913 to 1967, on 85 reels. The Chronicle is the 
oldest Jewish newspaper now being published, and its columns provide a survey of contemporary events 
deemed of interest to the Jewish people. Of entirely different character are the 8 reels comprising 15 
volumes of the Nationalsozialislische Monatshefte (1930-1945), a monthly review of events from the 
Nazi point of view, extending throughout the period of National Socialist dominance. 

The Library has also acquired, on 15 reels, the Papers of Ludwig Wittgenstein, the philosopher 
who has been a dominating figure of the twentieth century. Other significant acquisitions are the 10 
reels of a Manorial Collection of Newspapers on Microfilm, Chronicling Events of the Assassination 
of John F. Kennedy, November 22—26, 1963, and James J. Fahey's John F. Kennedy in the Public Press, 
1892—1964, on 16 reels, a compilation which also covers events in the life of the President's father. 

S.M. 



Another 'First' for King Solomon 

Who first discovered the New World (other than the Indians, that is)? We have heard claims for 
Columbus, for the Vikings, for the Chinese Buddhist priests, and just recently a scholar has received 
attention for a claim that the Phoenicians were in the western hemisphere two thousand years before 
Columbus. 

The claim for the Phoenicians is based upon the text of an inscription on a stone which is said 
to have been found near Parahyba, Brazil, in 1872, and subsequently lost. The inscription, as trans- 
lated by the scholar, reports that in the seventh century B.C. a fleet of ten Phoenician ships started 
from the port of Ezion-geber, in the Gulf of Aqaba, on a two-year voyage around Africa. One ship was 
separated from the others in a storm and was blown across the South Atlantic to the eastern corner of 
Brazil, where the crew landed and chiseled out their story on the discovered stone. 

Equally interesting and remarkable is the speculation developed in a book first published in Mantua 
in 1573, the Hebrew work Me'or ' enayim ("A Light for the Eyes"), by Azariah de Rossi (1513 or 1514— 
1578). The Library's Theodore E. Cummings Collection of Hebraica and Judaica has four editions of 
Me'or 'enayim, including the first edition. The author was a physician and Bible scholar, a linguist 
and poet, an historian and philosopher, a geographer and astronomer, and he put all of these talents in- 
to his opus. In parr 3, chapter 11, while discussing the shape of the earth and the discovery of the New 
World, Rossi expounds his theory that King Solomon had established contact with the New World, and 
presents Biblical evidence to support his contention. Some of it sounds curiously like the storv told by 
the Parahyba inscription. 

"There is no question about it," Rossi writes, "that in the days of King Solomon this civilization 
(the New World) was well known; travelers even went periodically back and forth with merchandise. Of 
the lands Ophir and Parvaim, from which every three years a ship arrived, bringing gold, silver, spices, 
and ivory . . . , there is no doubt that this is Peru in the New World ..." 

Rossi refers here to the account in I Kings and II Chronicles of the navy built jointly by Solomon 
and Hiram at Ezion-geber. These ships, according to the Bible, undertook three-year voyages to the 
legendary lands of Ophir and Parvaim, and returned with loads of precious metal and stones. He de- 
scribes in detail the route these ships took from Ezion-geber, by the way of Africa, to the Land of Gold, 



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and he explains why Solomon selected Ezion-geber as his ship-building center-the people there were 
expert builders and they had the right kinds of wood available. 

Rossi also relates the incident told in I Kings 22:48, that King Jehoshaphat "made ships of Tarshish 
to go to Ophir for gold; but they went not; for the ships were broken at Ezion-geber." Here is a hint that 
contact with the New World was broken after Solomon's demise; Jehoshaphat made an effort to reestab- 
lish contact, but he lost his ships. And so the Old U'orld had to wait millenia for the Vikings or Colum- 
bus to rediscover the New one. 

S.B. 
A Memorial to Bradford Booth 

In the death of Professor Bradford A. Booth the University' Library has suffered a grievous loss. 
His friends join Mrs. Booth in plans to furnish appropriately a seminar room that will house the Sadleir 
Collection of Nineteenth-Century Fiction in Unit II of the Research Library and also to enrich and ex- 
tend the original collection. Both are projects that Professor Booth had expressly hoped for. The new- 
room will be named in his honor. Former Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy, Director of .Athletics J. D. 
Morgan, Dr. Gordon N. Ray of the Guggenheim Foundation, and Robert V'osper are joining with Profes- 
sor Booth's colleagues in the English Department in the memorial fund drive. Checks drawn to The 
Regents of the University of California should be sent to the Bradford A. Booth Memorial Fund in care 
of the English Department, Humanities Building, University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 

Publications and Activities 

Lorraine Mathies has written "The Junior College Library: An Overview," for the October issue of 
the Junior College Research Review. 

Raymund F. Wood's article, "Do We Need a New Terminology for Librarianship?," has been published 
in the October issue of the California Librarian. 

Robert Vosper has contributed to the same issue a biographical note on James E. Skipper, on the occa- 
sion of the latter's appointment as University Librarian on the Berkeley campus. 

Fay Blake has written on "Tenure for the Academic Librarian" in the November issue of College & 
Research Libraries. 

Everett Moore's article on Japanese libraries, "Time for a Peaceable and Bookish Rebellion," has 
been published in the November 15 issue of the Library Journal, a special "International Issue" featuring 
articles by American librarians who have recently served abroad. 

Richard King has had his article on "Cataloging the Small Law Library" published in the November 
issue of the Bar Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. 

David Smith addressed the December 12 meeting of the Civil War Round Table of San Gabriel Valley 
on the subject of "'Beast' Butler in New Orleans." 

Andrew Horn has reviewed Modem Book Production, by Dorothy Harrop, in the December 1 issue of 
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Loyalty Oath Materials Are Collected 

Professor and Mrs. John W. Caughey have generously contributed funds to the Library through the 
John and LaRee Caughey Foundation for the collecting of materials on the University of California 
loyalty oath incident (1949-50) and related state and local oaths. A committee of three librarians, 
James Mink (Chairman), Edwin Kaye, and Ann Mitchell, has been appointed to coordinate the collection 
plan. 

Members of the UCLA faculty are being circularized in the search for materials on the University's 
oath which they may have preserved among their files. Jane White, a recent graduate of the Library 
School, has compiled a bibliography of books, articles, documents, and other printed materials on the 
oath. The committee also plans to assemble a union catalog of oath materials in California libraries 
and archives. 

Collecting has also begun on a local scale. Recently the Department of Special Collections acquired 
the Florence M. Sloat Papers, 1959—1968, containing correspondence, clippings, legal briefs, testimony, 
and publicity materials relating to her own case. Miss Sloat, a distinguished teacher in the Los Angeles 
city schools who is noted for her work with delinquent children, was suspended from her position owing 
to a dispute in connection with the loyalty oath required of teachers. 

J.V.M. 



Service in the American Library Association 

UCLA librarians and faculty members serve in a good many of the important offices and committees 
of the American Library Association. The November issue of the ALA Bulletin lists the following: 
Page Ackerman, vice-chairman and chairman-elect. Section on Personnel Administration, Library Ad- 
ministration Division; Fay Blake, member, Bylaws Committee, Adult Services Division, and member, 
Special Committee on National Manpower Programs; Donald Coombs, member, Descriptive Cataloging 
Committee, Resources and Technical Services Division; ]ames Cox, vice-chairman and chairman-elect. 
Section on Circulation Services, Library Administration Division; Louise Darling, chairman. Agricultural 
and Biological Sciences Subsection, Association of College and Research Libraries; /.M. Edelstein, 
chairman. Rare Books Section, ACRL; Charlotte Georgi, member, Business Reference Services Commit- 
tee, Reference Services Division; Anthony Greco, member. Scholarship and Awards Committee, Library 
Education Division, and member, Library Binding Institute Scholarship Committee; Robert Hayes, vice- 
president and president-elect, Information Science and Automation Division, chairman. Conference Plan- 
ning Committee, ISAD, and member. Committee on Appointments; Andrew Horn, ALA Councilor, and mem- 
ber. Board of Directors, ACRL; Carolyn Horovitz, chairman, Book Evaluation Committee, Children's 
Services Division, and member, Newbery-Caldecott Awards Committee; B. Lamar Johnson, member, Com- 
mittee on Junior College Libraries, ACRL; Esther Koch, vice-chairman and chairman-elect. Cataloging 
and Classification Section, RTSD; Everett Moore, chairman, ALA Publishing Board, and member. Commit- 
tee on Relations with the Association of Research Libraries; Robert Vosper, ALA Councilor, chairman. 
Joint Committee of ALA, American Booksellers Association, and Antiquarian Booksellers Association of 
America, member, ALA International Relations Committee, member, Council of National Library Associa- 
tions, and member, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
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Exhibit of Arthur Todd Collection on Isadora Duncan 

In the Fall of 1968, the UCLA Library acquired the Arthur Todd dance collection, which includes a 
veritable treasure of Isadora Duncan memorabilia. The Research Library will have an exhibit, on display 

from January 28 to March 7, of books, programs, and 
other materials on Isadora Duncan's dance career, from 
the Todd collection and from other Library holdings. 

Following her untimely death, Isadora Duncan's 
dances became a myth and her life a legend, whose 
course had changed dance into what we know today as 
"modern dance." Her revolt against established ideas 
and customs, as well as her manner of dancing, were 
first documented by artists who portrayed Isadora bare- 
foot in flowing, transparent, loose costumes. Isadora, 
in seeking expression through natural movement, inflamed 
the imagination of artists who wished to capture her 
dionysiac freedom of action in their works. In this con- 
text, she declared that she "never once danced a solo" 
but "tried always to be the Chorus" (Isadora Duncan, 
The An of the Dance. New York, 1928, p. 96). 

Arthur Todd's materials include the leatherbound 
limited edition of twenty-five plates designed, engraved, 
and printed by Grandjouan (Paris, 1922; number 15 of 50 
signed copies); the pastels show Isadora in waltz posi- 
tions for which she used the music of Brahms and Schu- 
bert, in a number of fleeting Greek impressions from 
Iphigenia with music by Gluck, in dance movements from 
Sicilienne, Lamentation, Supplication, Furie, and The 
Vanquished, all to music by Gluck, and a Bacchante to 
music by Wagner and also to Beethoven's Seventh Sym- 
phony. 

The collection of pen-and-ink sketches by Jean Paul Lafitte, a rare volume dedicated to Isadora's 
dancing, contains a preface by the French critic Elie Faure (Paris, 1910). Line drawings by Andre' 
Dunoyer de Segonzac, another collector's item, were published with poetry by Fernand Devoire in book 
form by "La Belle' publishers in Paris (no date, either 1910 or 1913). An album of watercolor and ink 
drawings by the eminent sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, sketched between 1903 and 1919, appeared 
with short prose on Isadora as The Daughter of Prometheus, by Fernand Devoire (Paris, 1919)- 




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A limited edition of line drawings and watercolors of Isadora has 72 plates by Jose' Clara', with a 
foreword by Georges-A. Denis (Paris, 1928; number 181 of 500 copies). In 1952 her brother, Raymond 
Duncan, produced a volume in his Paris printing and art studio on her dances with 47 plates by Valentine 
Lecomte from "pencil studies from life in the theatres of Paris, 1903-1927." Of the line drawings by Van 
Saanen Algi, plates eight and nine are represented in this collection. Also noteworthy are a number of 
loose-leaf illustrations including six sketches by Auguste Rodin, three original watercolors by Abraham 
Walkowitz, five by Jose' Clara', six wash drawings by Edward Gordon Craig, and two pastels on wood by 
Grandjouan. 

Articles written by Isadora Duncan and articles about her include rarely reproduced photographs. A 
number of dance programs, 1915-1921, from New York, Paris, and London, reveal several facts: her col- 
laboration with famous orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic at the Metropolitan Opera with 
Walter Damrosch conducting, the Cologne Symphony at the Palais du Trocadero in Paris, and the London 
Symphony under M. Desire Defauw; her appearance with her brother Augustine in various scenes from plays; 
and the appearances of the "Isadorables," when sometimes three of the children, and at other times all 
six of them, accompanied her in her performances. After such performances, Isadora addressed the audi- 
ence, ". . . these dancing children whom 1 have formed in my school are not performing as theatre artists. 
I bring them before you simply to show what can be accomplished with every child . . . and 1 will further 
prove that the beauty which you applaud tonight can be the natural expression of every child in the world" 
(The Art of the Dance, p. 89). 

Photographic studies by the Americans Arnold Genthe and Edward Steichen often graced her printed 
programs. No less a celebrity than Jean Cocteau designed a program cover for a shared public recital 
with the famous dancer in 1926. Indeed, the Arthur Todd collection provides an artistic record and a 
realistic documentation — in contrast to the flamboyant and free-wheeling interpretation of the dancer's 
life as seen in the current motion picture, Isadora — and it wonderfully complements the Library's other 
collections of dance materials in the Department of Special Collections. 

Juana de Laban 
Department of Dance 

'Symbols to Abhandlu' 

Tangible evidence of one of the greatest technical achievements in the history of librarianship is be- 
ginning to slip almost unnoticed onto the shelves of the University Research Library. This month the 
first five volumes of The National Union Catalog, Prp-i956 Imprints (a prosaic title, to which we much 
prefer the description of the coverage of the first volume as given in our headline) arrived, the precursors 
of a series of some 610 volumes, each of which will have more than 700 pages. The three-column pages 
have an average of 30 entries, so the total catalog will comprise nearly 13,000,000 works, each provided 
with at least one American location. 

It is interesting to note that the National Union Catalog, covering as it does the cream of the hold- 
ings of so many great libraries, includes the entire catalogs of Yale, North Carolina, and Berkeley. The 
unique photocopy process invented by Mansell Information/Publishing Ltd. of London has enabled the 
National Union Catalog Subcommittee to eliminate extraneous matter on the cards and to add uniform loca- 
tion symbols and unique serial numbers. Thus the substance of the National Union Catalog has not only 
been converted from card to book form but has also been given an improved and more legible format and a 
unique identifying designation for each entry to facilitate systematic and brief bibliographical citation. 



January, 1969 



This is the only catalog of its kind throughout the world and, as such, will quickly become an inter- 
national reference tool of the first importance for universal bibliographical co-operation. Many cooks had 
a hand in this confection and they all contributed something of distinction - to name Ernest Gushing 
Richardson, H. V.'. Uilson, Keyes Metcaif, Charles W. David, R. B. Downs, Gordon Williams, Verner Clapp, 
Ralph Ellsworth, Herman Fussier, and Douglas Bryant is to name only a few - but we salute them all, men 
of goodwill and vision. 

R.L.C. 




Manuscript on Commercial Arithmetic in the Gross Collection 

A handsome seventeenth-century manuscript on commercial arithmetic has been acquired by the Busi- 
ness Administration Library for its Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books in Business and Economics. 
The large folio volume of 274 unnumbered pages is richly decorated with paragraph flourishes, large late- 
Lombardic initials at chapter headings, and blue cartouche headings; there are, in addition, ten charming 
watercolor illuminations: one of birds, shown in the accompanying illustration, and nine smaller paint- 
ings of fish, flowers and fruit, a windmill, and a stork. 

The manuscript provides a wealth of examples of arithmetical calculations necessary in various busi- 
ness transactions. Among the matters treated are general commercial mathematics, the use of fractions, 
examples of how employees and servants should prepare accounts and reports, a long section on how much 
interest is drawn by various capital sums, and the calculation of interest, discounts, and the distribution 
of capital and profits. There are other important sections on investment in maritime enterprises and on 
the operation of mills, as well as a section entitled "Regula Consortii vel Mercatorum vel Societatis," a 
discourse on contributions by members of partnerships and corporations of various sizes. The text, in 
French and Dutch, is ruled in red. The date 1642 is given in one of the sections by way of an example. 

Several long mnemonic poems in both Dutch and French suggest that the manuscript was prepared 
for those involved in the commerce between France and the Netherlands. The volume, from which a few 
leaves are missing, is a particularly attractive example of the manuscripts of the period, and has special 
value for the study of business operations. The manuscript is currently on display on the second floor of 
the Business Administration Library. 



R.L.K. 



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Senior Research Fellow at the Clark Library 

Charles E. Ward, Professor Emeritus of English at Duke University, the editor of the letters of John 
Dryden, and the author of the definitive modern biography of that Restoration poet and dramatist, will be 
in residence at the Clark Library as Senior Research Fellow during the Winter quarter and until April 30. 
Professor Ward will be available for consultation with members of the faculty and graduate students (ap- 
pointments may be made by calling 731-8529)- 



The Dps and Downs of Academic Library Statistics 

The figures in the accompanying tables, derived from statistics assembled and published by the As- 
sociation of Research Libraries, show that UCLA remains twelfth among American university libraries 
in relative size of collections. The first twelve libraries, in fact, all retain the same rankings; such 
changes as there are among the rest of the twenty largest reflect the remarkable increases of Indiana Uni- 
versity and New York University, and the equally remarkable decline of Princeton. Both Princeton and 
Illinois show substantial net losses in holdings which are unexplained by the figures or by footnoted 
clarifications. 

For some other libraries there are lesser discrepancies between the figures reported as Net Volumes 
Added and the apparent increases in this year's holdings over last year's, but those for Toronto, Chicago, 
and Indiana are explained in footnotes. Toronto and Indiana have increased their collections not only 
by the very high figures reported as 1967-68 additions, but also by including this year for the first time 
the holdings of the libraries in some smaller affiliated campuses. 

UCLA again ranks twelfth in volumes added, repeating last year's position, following a number of 
years when we had been somewhere among the top six. Several libraries which last year first appeared 
among the leading twenty in acquisitions remain in the list -NYU, Southern Illinois, Pennsylvania State, 
Buffalo — and this year Maryland joins them with a very high ranking in this category. 



Volumes in Library: 



1967-68 



1966-67 



Net Volumes Added: 



1967-68 



1. 


Harvard 


7,920,387 


( 1) 


7,791,538 


2. 


Yale 


5,318,971 


( 2) 


5,183,790 


3. 


Illinois 


4,269,438 


( 3) 


4,312,583 


4. 


Columbia 


3,895,937 


( 4) 


3,782,479 


5. 


Michigan 


3,816,394 


( 5) 


3,643,869 


6. 


UC Berkeley 


3,478,893 


( 6) 


3,328,018 


7. 


Cornell 


3,257,399 


( 7) 


3,067,073 


8. 


Stanford 


3,071,372 


( 8) 


2,940,208 


9. 


Toronto 


2,907,274 


( 9) 


2,614,331 


10. 


Chicago 


2,712,785 


(10) 


2,606,431 


11. 


Minnesota 


2,691,202 


(11) 


2,559,244 


12. 


UCLA 


2,610,572 


(12) 


2,469,810 


13. 


Indiana 


2,316,197 


(17) 


1,889,874 


14. 


Ohio State 


2,103,723 


(15) 


1,988,097 


15. 


Pennsylvania 


2,099,869 


(14) 


2,025,046 


16. 


Texas 


2,075,615 


(16) 


1,945,271 


17. 


NYU 


2,031,287 


(21) 


1,815,183 


18. 


Wisconsin 


2,012,329 


(18) 


1,882,546 


19. 


Princeton 


1,998,491 


(13) 


2,202,206 


20. 


Duke 


1,944,554 


(19) 


1,863,233 



1. 


Toronto 


265,621 


2. 


Indiana 


235,911 


3. 


NYU 


216,104 


4. 


Cornell 


190,326 


5. 


Michigan 


172,525 


6. 


Illinois 


170,326 


7. 


Maryland 


169,693 


8. 


Stanford 


163,111 


9. 


Yale 


155,272 


10. 


Southern Illinois 


154,873 


11. 


UC Berkeley 


149,777 


12. 


UCLA 


140,762 


13. 


Chicago 


138,175 


14. 


Pennsylvania State 


133,906 


15. 


Minnesota 


131,958 


16. 


Buffalo 


130,710 


17. 


Wisconsin 


129,783 


18. 


Harvard 


128,849 


19. 


Johns Hopkins 


127,654 


20. 


Michigan State 


121,230 



January, 1969 



The Bradford A. Booth Memorial Fund 

Professor Bradford A. Booth's death last November was noted briefly in the December issue of the 
UCLA Librarian, and plans for a memorial fund were announced. Since then, Professor Hugh G. Dick, 
for the Department of English, J. D. Morgan, Director of Athletics, Franklin D. Murphy, former Chancellor, 
Gordon N. Ray, President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and Mr. Vosper have ad- 
dressed a letter to friends of the Library and former associates of Professor Booth inviting them to con- 
tribute to this fund to be used toward furnishing a Bradford A. Booth Room in the new quarters of the De- 
partment of Special Collections in Unit II of the Research Library. 

The response already is gratifying, and so hopes are raised that this room can be "appropriately fur- 
nished and decorated beyond the routine level that state funds can achieve," as the members of the Me- 
morial Fund committee have urged in their letter. They have recalled that Michael Sadleir, publisher 
(Constable & Co.) and novelist, was already known as the bibliographer of nineteenth-century fiction when 
Mr. Booth first met him in London in 1947. As the founder of a quarterly journal, The Trolloptan (now en- 
titled Nineteenth-Century Fiction), young Booth sought and received the advisory support of the impres- 
sive Michael Sadleir. He also received Mr. Sadleir's personal hospitality, saw for the first time his pri- 
vate library, "the world's finest collection of its kind," and learned that Sadleir might be willing to part 
with it. 

Professor Booth had, just a year ago, given the University Library a detailed list of \'ictorian books 
and journals needed further to supplement the original Sadleir holdings. He had always envisioned, and 
effectively used, the Collection as a basis for graduate and professional research. The English depart- 
ment intends to continue that tradition. 



Computer System Is Installed in the Research Library 

Recent developments in library automation have indicated that data-processing requirements for large 
research libraries can best be met by a combination of a relatively small in-house computer plus access 
to more powerful computer facility equipment. In keeping with this trend, the Research Library has in- 
stalled an IBM 360/20 computer system, including an 8K CPU, a 600-line-per-minute printer, two tape 
drives, and a multi-function card machine, which will be operated by the Library Systems Department. 

Library data processing typically involves extremely long print-outs of bibliographic information. 
Some of our current projects are automated serials-control lists, serials union lists, residence hall library 
listings, and listings of library personnel, and we intend to use the system for the production of book 
labels and the printing of bindery work slips. The Systems Department will continue to utilize the facili- 
ties of the Campus Computing Network for research and development on all aspects of library automation. 

A. H. 



Publications and Activities 

Everett Moore has contributed an article on "Broadening Concerns for Intellectual Freedom" to the 
October issue of the Library Quarterly, a Festschrift number in honor of the sixty-fifth birthday of Profes- 
sor Leon Carnovsky, of the Graduate Library School, University of Chicago. 

Mr. Moore's tape-recorded conversations in 1967 and 1968 with Professor Saku Sato, Director of the 
Keio University- Library, on the subject of academic research libraries in Japan and America, have bee 
published in the December 1968 issue of the Keio Library's Hakkakuto ("The Octagonal Tower"^ 



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On January 15, Mr. Moore moderated a discussion of censorship, entitled "The Right to Read . . . 
Anything?," held at the West Los Angeles Public Library under the sponsorship of the Westside Friends 
of the Los Angeles Public Library. Panel members were Robert Kirsch (Los Angeles Times), Michael 
Levett (UCLA Daily Bruin editor), Charles Weisenberg (LAPL Public Information Director), and Lynn 
Compton (Chief Deput\' Los Angeles District Attorney). 

Robert CoUison has contributed "Lionel Roy McColvin, a Bibliography of His Writings" to the Fest- 
schrift honoring Mr. McColvin entitled Libraries for the People: International Studies in Librarianship, 
edited by Robert F. Vollans (London: The Library Association, 1968). 

Johanna Tallman is Chairman-Elect of the Science-Technology Division of the Special Libraries As- 
sociation, and also serves on the Advisor\' Council of the SLA. 

J. .M. Edelstein has reviewed The fAan from New York: John Quinn and His Friends, by B. L. Reid, 
in the December 5 issue of the New Republic. 

Thomas Parker has written an article, "The Missing Stream: Operations Management in Libraries," 
for the Januar)' 1 issue of the Library Journal. 



Librarian's Notes 

As Director of the Clark Library I am honored to announce that Dr. C. D. O'Malley, Professor of .Med- 
ical History, has been appointed to the Clark Library Professorship for the second year of its establishment, 
namely 1970-71. (It will be recalled that Professor H. T. Swedenberg of the Department of English was 
recently appointed as the initial incumbent for the academic year 1969-70.) In making the appointment, 
Chancellor Young emphasized Professor O'Malley's effective and continued use of the Clark Library as a 
center of scholarship, his long devotion to the Library's program and its enhancement, and, of course, his 
distinguished and fruitful career. 

Immediately on coming to UCL.'^ Professor O'Malley took an active part in proposing and pursuing 
purchases of scientific books, and in assuring a careful balance between Clark Library acquisitions and 
campus purchases. This devoted service was of special importance because in earlier years the Library 
had gained distinction for its literary, musical, and historical collections; Professor O'.Malley has been 
the prime mover in establishing its importance on the scientific side. It should be noted that we are 
equally indebted to him for the growth of the historical collections in the Biomedical Library. 

Beyond collection development, he has stimulated, devised, and generally overseen a brilliant se- 
quence of Clark Seminar programs, since 1961. within the broad field of scientific history. He has also 
served diligently as a Clark Library Committee member. Thus the Library staff and the members of the 
Chancellor's Committee are especially pleased by this appointment. 

Professor O'Malley's international eminence as a scholar, with particular reference to X'esalian stud- 
ies, was applauded by his colleagues at UCLA when he was named the Facult>' Research Lecturer for 1969. 

R. V. 

UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCL.^ Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, Universit>' of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Robert L. Collison, William Conway, 
Anthony Hall, Richard L. King, Everett Moore, Robert \'osper. 



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Two Drawings by Leonardo's Pupil Donated to the Belt Library 

Two drawings once attributed to Leonardo da Vinci will be on permanent exhibit, beginning on March 
10, in the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, in the UCLA Art Library, as the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
Fowles of New York in honor of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy. The drawings, which were originally part of a 
set of twelve of about the same dimensions (5J/2 by 10^ cm.) in the collection of the Earl of Pembroke at 
Wilton House, are reproduced in facsimile in S. Arthur Strong's catalogue of that collection (London, 1900), 
part II, number 15, there described as: "Pen-drawing of grotesque heads on different scraps of paper. Af- 
ter Leonardo da Vinci." 

One drawing of the series is now in the Detroit Institute of Art, the gift of E. Fowles, with an attri- 
bution to Leonardo. As such it was exhibited in the Los Angeles County Museum in 1949 (catalogue by 
U'. R. Valentiner). It is included as a sixteenth-century copy in the Master's thesis by Barbara Bacall, 
A Catalogue of the Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and His School in the United Slates (UCLA, 1968; num- 
ber 13). 

Each of the Earl of Pembroke drawings contains two facing grotesque heads. Some of the small 
sketches by Leonardo from which they are copies are now in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire at 
Chatsworth, but several of the sources are unknown. This is the case with the two drawings now in the 
Belt Library: one grotesque in each drawing is known in the original at Chatsworth, and the others are 



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from missing originals. The Belt Library has a complete collection of facsimiles of the originals, and 
copies of seventeenth-century engravings after the originals and after the copies. 

Professor Carlo Pedretti attributes the drawings to Leonardo's pupil Francesco Melzi. "Their high 
quality well justifies an attribution to Leonardo as suggested in the past," says Professor Pedretti, "al- 
though we now have reason to believe that they are by his best pupil, Francesco Melzi. We now know a 
little more about the skill of that remarkable pupil of his, who had the good fortune to assist him in the 
last years of his life and to inherit all his manuscripts and drawings. Sir Kenneth Clark and I have stud- 
ied Melzi's work and have reached the conclusion that several of his drawings, including some of those 
among the Leonardos in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, are of such high quality that they may 
well be taken as the work of the .Master himself. .Melzi's style is characterized by an e-xtremely fine and 
sensitive touch which gives his drawings a liveliness not to be found in the work of any other copyist. 
It appears that Melzi's intention was to replace some of the originals that he may have given away, or to 
have a record of Leonardo's drawings which were not in his possession." 

This attribution has been discussed by Sir Kenneth Clark in a recent essay ("Francesco Melzi as 
Preserver of Leonardo da Vinci's Drawings," in Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art Presented to 
Anthony Blunt, London, 1967, pages 24-25) as well as in the Introduction to the new edition of his cata- 
logue of the Leonardo drawings at Windsor Castle, which was revised with the assistance of Professor 
Pedretti. In his analysis of Leonardo's drawings. Sir Kenneth makes a distinction between caricatures 
and grotesques: 

By caricatures I mean those drawings that are within normal experience but exaggerate 
physical characteristics, in particular the absence of teeth, which in the days before 
scientific dentistry must have been widespread . . . But the grotesques are construc- 
tions in which certain features, nose, forehead, upper lip, chin or absence of chin, are 
hugely exaggerated and combined into almost mathematical permutations, as if in an 




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attempt to achieve an abstract idea of ugliness. They are in fact the exact counterparts 
to those compilations of ideally beautiful eyes, chins, noses, and mouths that were cir- 
culated in academies of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and it was precisely 
in a period of academism that Leonardo's "figurae monstruosae" were most esteemed. 
They represent the academic side of Leonardo's mind, which in the Trattato della Pil- 
tura contrasts so curiously with his romantic descriptions of fires, battles, and storms. 
It is easy to say that they were complementary to his own preoccupation with ideal 
beauty, but this does not entirely explain why Leonardo, with his sensibility and eye 
and known humanitarian feelings, should have given so much time to the painstaking 
delineation of figures that are not only ugly but pitiful. Many of the grotesques, in 
particular the series at Chatsworth, which must, I fear, be authentic, are drawn as 
carefully as the studies of skulls in the Anatomical MS. B, and it is partly the scien- 
tific precision of the style that makes them so distasteful. 

Thus the two drawings now in the Belt Library can be considered as a close reflection of the "aca- 
demic side of Leonardo's mind." 

F. F. 



Exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls 

An exhibit on "Scrolls from the Wilderness of the Dead Sea" will be shown in the Research Library 
from March 15 to April 25. The display is being prepared by Marian Engelke from materials supplied by 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hay Bechtel, who is also assisting in the preparation. The exhibit will be described in 
the March issue of the VCLA Librarian. 

In connection with this exhibit, David Noel Freedman, Dean of the Faculty at the San Francisco 
Theological Seminary, will present a public lecture on "The Dead Sea Scrolls Today," on Sunday, March 
16, at 8:00 p.m. in the Dickson Art Center Auditorium. His address is provided under the auspices of the 
Committee on Public Lectures and the Department of Near Eastern Languages. 



Clark Library Seminars 

Two invitational seminars have been held at the Clark Library this winter. On January 18 the topic 
was "The Lady of Letters in the Eighteenth Century." Participants heard papers read by Robert Hals- 
band, Senior Research Associate in English at Columbia University, on the literary ladies of that century, 
centering on the activities of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and by Irvin Ehrenpreis, Professor of English 
at the University of Virginia, whose talk on "Letters of Advice to Young Spinsters" dealt largely with 
Jonathan Swift's letters to the ladies of his circle. The meeting was moderated by Professor Earl .Miner 
of UCLA's English Department. 

"The Task of the Editor" was the subject considered on February 8, when papers were read by James 
Thorpe, Director of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, and by Claude M. Simpson, Jr., Coe 
Professor of American Literature at Stanford University and the editor of volumes in the Nathaniel Haw- 
thorne Centenary Edition. Dr. Thorpe spoke on "The Ideal of Textual Criticism," stressing that it is more 
an art than a science. From his experience in editing Hawthorne's Amcriccw \olchooks. Professor Simp- 
son developed his account of "The Practice of Textual Criticism." Professor Vinton A. Dearing, of the 
English Department at UCLA, was the moderator. 

W.E.C. 



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Campbell Book Collection Competitions for 1969 

UCLA students will be competing for $525 in prizes this year in the Robert B. Campbell Student Book 
Collection Competitions. The contest, intended to stimulate student interest in book collecting and read- 
ing, was begun in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, proprietors of Campbell's Book Store in Westwood, and 
now has as additional sponsors the Friends of the UCLA Library, the UCLA Students' Bookstore, and the 
Book Publishers Association of Southern California. 

Judges of the collections this year will be Mrs. Edward H. Heller, Regent; David Wolper, President 
of Wolper Pictures, Ltd.; and Richard Zumwinkle, Reference Librarian in the Research Library. Leaflets 
giving the rules of the competitions are available at all campus libraries. The closing date for entry is 
April 14, 1969. 



Senior Research Fellow of the Clark Library to Lecture on Dryden 

Charles E. Ward, Emeritus Professor of English at Duke University, will speak on "Dryden's Improve- 
ment of the English Language: A Preliminary View," at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, in the 
Humanities Building Auditorium. His lecture is presented by the Committee on Public Lectures and the 
Department of English. Professor Ward is in residence at the Clark Library as its Senior Research Fellow. 



Music in the Rotunda: Guitar and Voice 

"An Evening of Guitar and \'oice," coordinated by Raul Perez, will be the next in the series of Music 
in the Rotunda concerts offered by the College Library in the Rotunda of the Powell Library Building. 
The program, to be presented at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, will include folk material and works by 
Falla, Ravel, and Albeniz. Tickets are free on request at the Reference Desk of the College Library. 



Technical Reports Room Is Opened 

The Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Libran.' has announced the opening of a Technical Re- 
ports Room in which all uncataloged technical reports, whether full-size or in microform, can now be 
housed in one location. More than 92,000 full-size reports, 232,000 microfiches, 2,200 microfilm reels, 
and 81,500 microcards are in the collection, and microfilm, microcard, and microfiche readers are avail- 
able. 

Most of the collection is made up of Atomic Energy Commission, National Aeronautics and Space Ad- 
ministration, and Rand Corporation depository files, and the reports inherited from the former Meteorology 
Library; there is also an extensive microcard collection of International Geophysical Year data. Subject 
fields of the reports include aeronautics, astrophysics, the atmospheric sciences, biotechnology, computer 
sciences, electronics, geophysics, materials, nuclear sciences, space technology, mechanical, marine, 
and other engineering, and some social sciences. Indexes to the collection are varied and include an in- 
house numerical report file index. 

Reference service in the Technical Reports Room is available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
The telephone is an extension of the Reference/Circulation number: 825-4951. Reference librarians 
Rosalee Wright, June Armstrong, and Joanne Gibbs will assist in the use of this collection as well as 
the general reference collection. 



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The Graphic Arts Ephemera Collection 

Printed materials collected over many years in the Department of Special Collections have been ar- 
ranged into the Graphic Arts Ephemera Collection, including materials on typography, printing history, 

illustration and engraving, bookbinding, 
private presses, and fine printing. 






^bHI Ehtrr urrt no fitoptt, tobat tDoolb tin jinnicrc bo.' 

OH! IF THERE WERE NO PRINTERS 

BY E.M. HEIST 

AIR— "FINE OLD ENGLISH GENTLEMAN" 

The Printers! Ho! I sing to them, T dedicate this lay 
To those who ply the noble art, which, like the sun's bright ray, 
Giveslighc and happiness to all, and shines thewide world through; 
Oh 1 if there were no Printers, what would the people do f 



A Iceepsake printed for the Rounce & Coffin Club 
by Ed Carpenter and Ted Freedman, January 1950 



Frank Altschul's Overbrook Press, the 
Bremer Press of Munich, John Henry Nash, 
Lawton Kennedy, and the Grabhorn Press 
are among the presses represented; some are 
local printers — Grant Dahlstrom's Castle 
Press, the Ward Ritchie Press, Saul and 
Lillian Marks's Plantin Press, and the Press 
of Muir Dawson, for example. There are 
pamphlets and clippings on noted designers 
such as Bruce Rogers, W. A. Dwiggins, D. B. 
Updike, and F. W. Goudy; German designers, 
t\'pographers, and printers are particularly 
well-represented in a large collection of 
twentieth-century pamphlets and keepsakes. 



Files on the Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles have been donated by H. Richard Archer and 
Lawrence Clark Powell. The Club was founded in 1931 by Grant Dahlstrom, Ward Ritchie, Gregg Ander- 
son, and Jake Zeitlin to bring together persons who "had a common admiration for good printing," and it 
is probably best known for its sponsorship of the annual Western Book Exhibition. Handsomely printed 
announcements, ephemera, copies of the Flying Hiatus, and many keepsakes from the Castle Press, 
Platen Press, Pornographs, Cutlass Ltd., Sign of the Popinjay, Plantin Press, Untide Press, and others 
are in the collection. 

The Zamorano Club was organized by Los Angeles book collectors in January, 1928. The ephemera 
collection includes its newsletters, directories, miscellanea, and keepsakes, complementing various 
Zamorano publications and its quarterly Hoja Volatile already in the Department of Special Collections. 
Other book clubs represented in the collection are the Roxburghe Club, the Book Club of California, the 
Caxton Club, and the Grolier Club, and a number of keepsakes produced for members of the American In- 
stitute of Graphic Arts are also included. 

The Zeitlin Typographic Collection forms a separate part of the Ephemera Collection. It is the gift 
of Los Angeles bookseller Jake Zeitlin, who has had a long-standing interest in printing and publishing, 
reflected in his own Primavera Press. 

The Ephemera Collection complements other graphic arts materials in the University Library. The 
Clark Library has collections of English printing for the period 1640-1750, substantial holdings of books 
printed by the Kelmscott, Doves, Nash, and other modern presses, and many volumes produced by the ma- 
jor California fine printers. Its Eric Gill collection is unsurpassed. The Department of Special Collec- 
tions continues to develop its collections of books printed by the Aldines, B'^doni, Giplito de Ferrari, 
Pickering, Thomas Bird Mosher, and several California fine printers. 



E. V. 



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UNESCO Bookplates for Literacy 

The Gift Coupon Office of UNESCO has announced the issuance of a series of bookplates, in five 
handsome designs, offered for sale to raise funds in support of efforts to eliminate illiteracy. The book- 
plates may be obtained, in packages of ten for $1.00, from the UNESCO Gift Coupon Fund, Box 2201, 
United Nations, New York 10017. 



Publications and Activities 

Ann Briegleb has published the results of a survey, undertaken on European trips in 1966 and 1967 
with support from the Ford Foundation, in her article, "Ethnomusicological Collections in Western Europe 
— A Selective Study of Seventeen Archives," in Selected Reports (Volume 1, Number 2), issued by the 
UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology . 

Fay Blake's article on racial integration of academic library staffs, "What's Happening to the Dream?," 
is published in the January issue of the Wilson Library Bulletin. She has the honor to be the first con- 
tributor to the Bulletin's new feature, "Overdue." 

Mr. Vesper's Report of the University Librarian for 1967/68 has been distributed to most of our readers. 
A limited number of copies are available upon request. 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has published The Life and Works of Eric Gill, papers 
read at a Clark Library symposium on April 22, 1967. "Reminiscences," by Cecil Gill, "Eric Gill, Typog- 
rapher," by Beatrice Warde, and "Mr. Gill," by David Kindersley, comprise the papers. There is a Fore- 
word by William Conway, Librarian of the Clark Library, and an Introduction by Albert Sperisen, a noted 
collector of Eric Gill's work. The illustrated booklet has been printed at the Piantin Press of Saul and 
Lillian Marks. Copies are available upon request at the Clark Library or at the Gifts and Exchange Sec- 
tion of the Research Library. 

The School of Library Service has announced the appointment as Professor of Library Service of 
Robert Collison, who will continue to serve as Head of the Reference Department in the Research Library. 
Mr. Collison will conduct a seminar on abstracting in the Spring Quarter. 



For Friends' Dote Books 

The Spring Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library is set for Tuesday, April 22. William 
Weber Johnson, chairman of the Department of Journalism, whose most recent book is Heroic Mexico, will 
speak on the writer B. Traven, whom he visited in Mexico last summer. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Joanne Buchanan, William E. Conway, 
Frances Finger, Roberta Nixon, Evert Volkersz. 



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Portion of the All Souls Deuteronomy Scroll, 
from Cave 4, at Qumran 



'Scrolls from the Wilderness of the Dead Sea' 

When the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was made public more than twenty years ago, it caused 
a great sensation. I remember how eagerly we looked forward to the first publication of the texts and 
how eagerly we turned to the study of the Hymns and the Habakkuk Commentary Scroll. Since then our 
often amateurish approach has had to make way for more critical methods, and the valuable work is now 
done by specialists. But this momentous discovery continues to attract general attention— and rightly 
so, because so many fields of study are significantly influenced by the research on the Dead Sea Scrolls. 
The Scrolls, therefore, well deserve an exhibit such as the one now presented at UCLA. 

(The exhibit, "Scrolls from the Wilderness of the Dead Sea," will be shown in the Research Library 
from March 15 to April 25. The display has been prepared by Marian Engelke from materials supplied by 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hay Bechtel, who has also assisted in the preparation.) 

Study of the Scrolls will continue for decades. Many of the texts found near the Dead Sea have not 
yet been published, and those that have been published still present many difficulties, but it is already 
clear that this study will have great significance. 



Old Testament scholars who occupy themselves with questions about the text and about textual 
criticism must take into consideration the Old Testament fragments found in Qumran and elsewhere near 
the Dead Sea. Although the majority of the Bible texts found there have apparently not yet been pub- 
lished, it already seems probable what the outcome will be: to judge from the materials already avail- 
able, one gets the impression that the Old Testament text as handed down to us is often much more re- 
liable than many had previously thought it to be. The generations who have handed on to us our Old 



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Testament text must have had great respect for its integrity and have refrained from taking liberties 
with it. This in itself is a strong argument against the emending of the Old Testament text which had 
long been favored by many Old Testament scholars, or at least against emending it in the absence of 
compelling reasons to do so. 

Those who study the Hebrew language and its development must hereafter take into consideration 
the grammatical information provided by these texts. The texts provide us with basic information on 
phonological and morphological phenomena which we knew about previously only from the Greek and 
Latin transcriptions of Hebrew words found in the Hexapla of Origen and the works of Jerome. The 
Scrolls are also important for the study of Hebrew dialects. The Aramaic materials found in Qumran, 
Murabba'at, and elsewhere give us new insights into the history of the Aramaic languages, a history so 
complex that every item of information is most welcome. 

The most significant contribution of this discovery, however, will probably be the information with 
which we are provided about the life and thought of a sect living in Palestine in the so-called inter- 
testamentary period, in the second and first centuries B.C. and A.D. From what is now known it seems 
highly probable that this sect was related to, or identical with, the Essenes, a Jewish religious group 
about which we already had some information, although it was scanty. We have for the first time re- 
ceived inside information about these people— their thoughts about the organization of their group, their 
aims, their ideas on warfare, their songs, their kind of Bible interpretation. This information may be 
one-sided, since it comes from only one group, while there may well have been many such groups; even 
so, it is a most important introduction to a society which heretofore has been known only from external 
sources. 

The New Testament scholar who wishes to understand the world in which Jesus lived and the New 
Testament texts were written cannot afford to neglect this material. On the contrary, it will prove most 
valuable to him in his study of early Christianity, which also began as a small Palestinian sect. Many 
scholars have already noticed certain relationships between the documents of this sect and the New 
Testament texts. 

Not every important contribution which the Dead Sea Scrolls have made to our knowledge has been 
mentioned here. Other matters, such as the function of the calendar in that culture, or the Scroll which 
has a very remarkable order of the Psalms (and besides contains some non-biblical Psalms) are also 
worthy of attention. But I hope to have provided some suggestion of the importance of the Dead Sea 
Scrolls, not only for the specialized scholar, but also for a more general public which is interested in 
the history of our culture, and more especially in the history of Judaism and Christianity, which have so 
greatly influenced that culture. 

Jacob Hoftijzer, University of Leiden 
(Visiting Professor, Department of 
Near Eastern Languages, UCLA) 



Musicologists Meet at the Clark Library 

The Southern California chapter of the American Musicological Society met at the Clark Library on 
March 1, under the chairmanship of Clare Rayner, of Long Beach State College. Those attending the 
afternoon session heard a paper by Murray Bradshaw, of the Music Department at UCLA, on "Falsobor- 
done: Its History and Use," illustrated with musical examples performed by members of the UCLA Col- 
legium Musicum under the direction of Frederick Hammond. 



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Audio Room Is Inaugurated in the College Library 

The College Library has announced the opening of its Audio Room on the second floor of the west 
wing of the Powell Library Building. The new service specializes in spoken recordings, mostly of 
literature. Poetry readings form a large part of the collection: Wallace Stevens Reading His Poems 
and Tennessee Williams Reads Hart Crane are examples of tapes now available. There are also a 
number of plays, including most of Shakespeare's works and others such as Weiss's Marat/Sade and 
Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. 

The Audio Room collection also includes speeches and in the future will make available the 
ASUCLA recordings of such campus speakers as Eric Fromm, Lenny Bruce, and James Meredith. Ex- 
amples of documentary recordings in the collection are The Russian Revolution and Portrait of Adlai 
Stevenson. Broadway musical scores are included in the collection, as well as opera produced in Los 
Angeles and all of the recordings of the Newport Folk Festival. 

All of the audio collection is on tapes which are to be used in the Audio Room. Twenty-four cen- 
trally controlled channels broadcast selections to thirty-six listening stations. The user consults the 
Audio Room card catalog (which has entries for author, title, and subject), gives the tape identification 
number to the attendant, takes a seat at one of the stations, and dials the channel which has been as- 
signed to him. Some channels are designated for class assignments, and others are available for indivi- 
dual requests. The Audio Room is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from noon 
to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

J.B. 

Lecture on 'The Uses of Provenance' 

The School of Library Service has announced that F.B. Adams, Jr., Director of the Pierpont Morgan 
Library, will deliver the ninth Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lecture on Bibliography. He will speak on "The 
Uses of Provenance" on Monday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in Room 1200 of the Humanities Building. The 
Lecture is open to the public without charge. 



An Evening of Chinese Calligraphy 

The Oriental Library presented a lecture and demonstration of Chinese calligraphy to an audience 
of some 200 persons in the Powell Library on the evening of February 22. The calligrapher was Mr. 
Yau-Kong Luk, a member of the Academia Sinica and a former associate of Sun Yat-Sen. Mr. Luk's 
painting and calligraphy have been widely exhibited in this country and abroad. The lecturer was Mr. 
Tomo Ogita, an art historian with extensive research experience in the Far East. 

Mr. Luk, who is a master of many calligraphic styles and of classical Chinese landscape tech- 
niques, prefers to write in the style of the Han and Wei dynasties, a style noted for elegance and maj- 
estic simplicity. 

The lecture and demonstration were followed by a reception in the Oriental Library, where examples 
of calligraphy and related objects were displayed. Mrs. Man-Hing Mok, Head of the Oriental Library, 
was assisted by a volunteer committee chaired by Mrs. Bernardine Fritz of Beverly Hills. 

Leonard Klein 

Of jice of the Coordinator 

Overseas Programs 



16 UCLA Librarian 



Recent Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The Library has now received the first shipment of 31 reels of the microfilmed series of Early 
British Periodicals: The Restoration to the Death of Queen Victoria. Included are such serials as 
Bentley's Quarterly Review, the Dublin Saturday Magazine, and the Edinburgh Monthly Review. The 
series will complement another microfilmed collection, English Literary Periodicals, 17 th, 18th, and 
I9th Centuries, to which the Library has already subscribed. 

Primary sources for the University's growing program of Afro-American studies are to be found in 
another series of microfilms, Slave Narrative Manuscripts in the Library of Congress. The Library has 
received 11 reels of these films of typewritten records which were prepared by the Federal Writers' 
Project in the 1930's from interviews with former slaves. 

S.M. 



Biomedical Library Exhibit on Psychoanalysts 

"Psychoanalysis: A Portrait History" is the current exhibit on display until April 15 at the Bio- 
medical Library. The exhibit was conceived and prepared under the direction of Maurice N. Walsh, 
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and Michael Berger, of the Biomedical Library staff. The 
line drawings were executed by Roland Carlson. 

The exhibit features important contributors to the development of psychoanalytic theory and prac- 
tice, beginning with Sigmund Freud and the early analysts, Karl Abraham, Max Eitingon, Sandor Ferenczi, 
Ernest Jones, and Hanns Sachs, all closely associated with Freud and his teachings. Significant workers 
in child psychoanalysis, ego psychology, and applied psychoanalysis are also included. Shown with the 
portraits and accompanying narrative are books and letters and an interesting manuscript of an article on 
marriage written by Ernest Jones for the London Evening Standard. 



Publications and Activities 

Kate Steinitz has been invited by the City of Vinci and its Associazione Pro-Vinci to present the 
ninth in the Annual "Lettura Vinciana" series. Her lecture on "Leonardo, Architetto Teatrale e Or- 
ganizzatore di Feste" will be given on April 15. 

Robert Vosper was one of seven participants in an international colloquium on "The Great General 
Libraries in the Last Quarter of the Twentieth Century," held last month in Brussels on the occasion of 
the dedication of the new Belgian national library. La Bibliotheque Royale Albert I. His fellow speakers 
were the directors of the national libraries in Brussels, Paris, The Hague, Berlin, Moscow, and London. 

The Business Administration Library reports that it has in print a total of 35 mimeographed publi- 
cations in four series: Reference Guides, Serials Bibliographies, Foreign Publications Bibliographies, 
and Miscellaneous Publications. The latest publication, issued this month, is Reference Guide number 
19, Reference and Library Information Guides Available, a listing of all 35 titles. Copies are available 
on request at the Business Administration Library Circulation Desk, or will be mailed if the requester 
will supply a stamped and self-addressed legal envelope. 



March, 1969 17 

Several staff members of the UCLA Library and the School of Library Service are represented this 
year on the official bodies of the California Library Association. Page Ackerman is one of the Associa- 
tion's Councilors-at-Large, and she also serves on the Long Range Planning Committee; Everett Moore 
is chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Edna Yelland Memorial Scholarship Com- 
mittee; Fay Blake has been secretary of the Southern Section of the College, University, and Research 
Libraries Division, as well as a member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee; Johanna Tollman is a 
member of the Editorial Committee; Raymund V/ood serves on the Recruitment Committee; and there are 
three UCLA members, Marian Cobb, William Osuga, and Betty Rosenberg, on the new Committee on 
Social Responsibilities. 

Some Light to be Shed on B. Traven 

"B. Traven: Literary Mystery" is the subject announced for the talk to be given by William W. J 
Johnson at the spring dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library on Tuesday, April 22, in the 
Faculty Center. Mr. Johnson, who is chairman of the Department of Journalism at UCLA, says "We 
could make it fancier than that, I suppose, but that just about says it. I hope it doesn't suggest that 
I'm going to solve the mystery. About all I can do is shed some light on it." Since he did visit the 
author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre last summer in Mexico (which might seem an impossibility 
to those who have suggested that "B. Traven" did not exist), the topic is of more than ordinary interest. 

Professor Johnson, former war correspondent, and chief of Time and Life bureaus in Mexico City, 
Buenos Aires, Dallas, and Boston, has several books on Texas and Mexico to his credit. His most 
recent. Heroic Mexico, was published last year. 

Announcements of the meeting will be mailed to members of the Friends early in April. Information 
may also be obtained by calling the secretary of the Acquisitions Department in the Research Library, 
825-4189. 



Report from Friends of the Library Council 

Officers of the Friends of the UCLA Library for 1969 were elected by the Council at its last meet- 
ing. They are: 

Saul Cohen, President 
Robert G. Blanchard, Vice President 
Andrew H. Horn, Secretary 
Everett G. Hager, Treasurer 

Other members of the Council (elected by the membership of the Friends) are Peggy Christian, E.E. 
Coleman, Mrs. Edwin Corle, Marcus Crahan, Grant Dahlstrom, Muir Dawson, Hugh Dick, Aaron Epstein, 
James S. Hartzell, Richard D. Lewis, Patrice Manahan, Everett Moore, Ralph S. Rice, and John H. Urabec. 

The Council voted to allocate funds to assist in the purchase of Ernst Toch manuscripts for the 
Music Library and acquisition of some miniature books for the Oriental Library, and also approved use 
of $750 to help with the production costs of the UCLA Librarian from January to June, 1969. 

VCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Michael Berger, Joanne Buchanan, 
William Conway, Charlotte Georgi, Samuel Margolis, Everett Moore. 



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French Illustrated Books of the 19th Century 

Through the generosity of Gordon Ray, the Library has 
received an important gift of twent^'-nine French illustrated 
books of the nineteenth century. Mr. Ray, now the Presi- 
dent of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 
was one of the men who had helped to steer the Michael 
Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth-Century Fiction to UCLA 
in 1951. 

The present collection adds a new dimension to the 
holdings of the Department of Special Collections, where it 
is now housed. Although UCLA is rich in books illustrated 
by British nineteenth-century artists, we lacked fine exam- 
ples of many of the great French illustrators of this period. 
Gordon Ray's collection admirably fills this lacuna. 

Among these books are eleven with illustrations by 
Gavarni. There is a beautiful copy of Oeuvres Nouvelles 
[Masques et Visages], a collection of his lithographs in 
four volumes, handsomely bound in the original half red mo- 
rocco. Also by Gavarni are Le Camaval, Impressions de 

Menage, Lefons et Conseils. all in the original publisher's wrappers, as well as D'Apres Mature. Les 
Etudiants de Paris. Fourberies de Femmes. Par-ci Par-la et Physionomies Parisiennes. Eugene Sue's 
Les Mysteres de Pans. Sue's Le juij Errant, and Gavarni in London, edited by Albert Smith. 

J. J. Grandville is represented by Les Metamorphoses du Jour {Pans, Aubert & Cie.), in the original 
boards. This unusual item contains lithographic versions of the original engravings published in 1854. 
The entire feeling of the lithographs is quite different from that of the original engravings, and they de- 
serve further study. Also by Grandville is the Fables de La Fontaine (Paris, 1838), two volumes beauti- 
fully bound in half morocco. 

Other volumes in the collection are Histoire de la Sainte Russie (Paris, 1854) and Blanchard Jerrold's 
London (1872), both with illustrations by Gustave Dore; Albuw du Siege (Paris, 1871), with illustrations 
by both Cham and Honore' Daumier; Moeurs Britanniques. with colored lithographs by Cham; Louis Rey- 
baud's ]er5me Paturot h la Recherche de la Meilleure des Republiques (Paris, 1849), with illustrations 
by Tony Johannot; Gil Bias (Paris, 1836), with illustrations by Jean Gigoux; and The Communists of 
Pans. IS^l (Paris, 1873), with colored illustrations by Bertall. This last item, bound in half morocco, 
is a particularly happy gift for us since it is from the library of Michael Sadleir and bears his bookplate. 




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Also included in Mr. Ray's gift are several examples of those interesting French books of the early 
nineteenth century which are illustrated by many artists. Paul et Virginie (Paris, 1838) has a multitude 
of charming plates, vignettes, decorations, and initials, by many well-known illustrators, and the plates 
for Les Metamorphoses, by Ovid (Paris, 1808), bound in half morocco by Lardiere, are also by several ar- 
tists. Despite the numbers of persons involved, both of these books achieve complete artistic unity. 

Five special numbers (1841-1843) of Le Charivari are included in the collection. One is printed in 
gold on white paper; others in pink, rose, and green on white paper; and one in black on pink paper. Draw- 
ings by Daumier and Gavami from this last special issue for January 1, 1843, are reproduced here. 

B. W. 




Exhibit on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 

To commemorate the 26th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of April 1943, the Library will 
exhibit a number of volumes in English, German, Hebrew, and Yiddish which depict the struggle for sur- 
vival in the Warsaw and other ghettos of Poland. Some of the materials on display were acquired with 
funds supplied by The "1939" Club, an association of American Jews of Polish descent. The exhibit may 
be seen from April 14 to May 9 in exhibit cases on floors A, 2, and 3 of the Research Library. 

In September 1939 the German armies attacked and occupied Poland, and ushered in World War IL 
They soon began to exf>el the Jews from the small communities of Poland and to force them into special 
ghettos established in the larger cities. The Germans originally built military factories in the ghettos, 
the inhabitants of which formed a supply of slave labor. Later, most of the ghetto dwellers were trans- 
ported to camps where they were systematically liquidated. 

The events in the death camps were kept in strict secrecy to avoid resistance from the people who 
remained in the ghettos, and when the truth finally became known to them, it was too late for large-scale 
uprisings. Nevertheless, some of the ghetto survivors put up armed resistance and succeeded in bringing 
to death some of their oppressors. The largest and most significant of these uprisings was the one in the 
Warsaw Ghetto which began on April 19, 1943, on the eve of the Jewish festival of Passover. A handful 
of ill-equipped young fighters continued the struggle for several weeks until the entire ghetto was leveled 
to the ground and its inhabitants destroyed, for which the Germans paid a high price in men and equipment. 



S. B. 



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Music in the Rotunda: Baroque Chamber Music 

The next in the College Library's "Music in the Rotunda" series will be a program of Baroque cham- 
ber music on Saturday, May 10, at 8:30 p.m. in the second-floor rotunda of the Powell Library Building. 
Bess Karp will direct the performance of compositions by Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti, and Handel. Tickets 
are free on request at the Reference Desk of the College Library. 



Documentary Files of Wolper Productions 

Certain files, including script notes, outlines, treatments, and final scripts, for the "Biography" ser- 
ies of documentary television films produced by David L. Wolper have been deposited in the Library's 
Department of Special Collections. The materials are filed by the name of the subject of each film, for 
which, in many instances, quite extensive research had been done. 

David Wolper, a native of New York Cit\', was a student at the University of Southern California in 
the late 1940's. There he was the Business Manager of Wampus, the campus humor magazine; the Editor 
was Art Buchwald. At USC Wolper developed his lasting passion for motion pictures and, while still in 
school, he made his first venture into the industry by distributing an Italian picture, "The .Miracle at 
Monte Cassino," which failed after one booking. The firm of Flamingo Films was formed soon thereafter, 
with Jim Harris, his father Joe Harris, and Sy Weintraub, and with Wolper acting as salesman. He negoti- 
ated what could be called the first sale of a motion picture to television, and he initiated the "late show" 
on CBS in New York. In the mid-1950's Flamingo merged with Elliot Hyman's Associated Artists to form 
a distributing company. Motion Pictures for Television, with Wolper again as the salesman. 

Wolper Productions was formed in 1958; possibly the company's most significant accomplishment was 
its first film, "The Race for Space," based on official Soviet footage documenting the Russian space pro- 
gram. This unprecedented film broke the unwritten rule that networks would not show a public affairs 
documentary made outside of their own news departments. Since the networks would not take the film, 
Wolper sold it directly to local stations. "The Race for Space" was followed by "Project: .Man in Space," 
and thus a new market for independently produced documentary films was developed. The historical ser- 
ies on Hollywood and the "Biography" series ("The Stor>' of . . . .") followed immediately. New techniques 
of on-location filming were started, and new possibilities with newsreel and stock footage were being dis- 
covered. 

In 1963, Wolper purchased "The Eyes and Ears of the World" from Paramount News, producing from 
this footage twelve historical specials for television. The John F. Kennedy films followed: "Four Days 
in November" and "A Thousand Days." In addition to such noted documentaries as "The Legend of .Mari- 
lyn Monroe," "The Feminine Mystique," and "Thunder Out of China," Wolper also produced travelogues 
for the National Geographic Societ>- and films for industry and government. "The Devil's Brigade," with 
William Holden, was the first film produced by the feature motion picture division formed by Wolper in 
1966. 

Theodore White has said that David Wolper's imaginative enterprises have helped to establish the 
documentary film as an art form in its own right, and not solely as the handmaiden of feature films. The 
production files at UCLA for the sevent>' films of the "Biography" series will support research on the 
documentary film, as well as on the subjects of the biographies, among whom are Fidel Castro, Amelia 
Earhan, President Eisenhower, Henry Ford, Mohandas Gandhi, Huey Long, Benito Mussolini, Pope Pius 
XII, Will Rogers, and George Bernard Shaw. 

A. G. S. 



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Taste in Typography Lecture by Will Carter 

Will Carter, the distinguished calligrapher, typographer, and designer of the Rampant Lions Press in 
Cambridge, England, will discuss "The Dartmouth Letter-Form" in the tenth of the series of Taste in Ty- 
pography lectures presented by the School of Library Service and the Bibliographical Printing Chapel. Mr. 
Carter will speak at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, in Knudsen Hall Room 1220B, and the public is welcomed 
to attend without charge. 



Presentation of Awards for the Book Collection Competitions 

Awards for the winners of the 1969 Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions will be 
presented in the Research Library Staff Room on Thursday, April 24, at 3:00 p.m. One of the judges, 
David L. Wolper, President of Wolper Pictures, will speak briefly. The book collections will be on dis- 
play from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served. 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The Library has acquired the fourteen volumes of Edmund Ruffin's Diary, 1836 to 1865, on seven reels 
of microfilm. It gives a detailed account of the Civil War, information on the Confederate government, and 
an extreme anti -Union point of view. 

A political and social resume of India in the early years of the twentieth century will be found in the 
Catalogue of the Morley Collection: The Private Papers of John Viscount Morley of Blackburn. This col- 
lection comprises the papers of Viscount Morley as Secretary' of State for India from 1905 to 1910. In 10 
reels of microfilm, it contains private correspondence with leading political figures and files relating to 
Council reforms, Mohammedan representation, and Army administration. 

Serial holdings continue to be strengthened by microfilm acquisitions. Isis von Oken, a German jour- 
nal of news and literary review, has been acquired for its full run from 1817 to 1848 on fourteen reels. 
The Rio de Janeiro newspaper Correio da manha, for the years 1962 to 1965, has been obtained on 49 reels. 
Recently received were 594 reels of the Sacramento Daily Bee, for 1938-1967, complementing a previous 
acquisition for 1857-1910. 

S. M. 



Summer Post-Doctoral Fellows at the Clark Library 

Under the direction of Mark Curtis, President of Scripps College and Professor of History, a six-weeks' 
post-doctoral program on the subject of "Religion and Politics in England, 1641-1750" will be conducted 
at the Clark Library beginning on June 30. The six scholars who have been awarded fellowship grants to 
participate are: Richard Ashcraft, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UCLA; Robert Blackey, 
Assistant Professor of History, California State College at San Bernardino; David L. Clark, Assistant 
Professor of History, Hope College, Holland, Michigan; Eldon J. Eisenach, Assistant Professor of Politi- 
cal Science, Pennsylvania State University; Lawrence Kaplan, Assistant Professor of History, City Col- 
lege of the City University of New York; and Tai Liu, Instructor of History, University of Delaware. 



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Clark Library Graduate Fellowship 

Mr. Les Koepplin, doctoral candidate at UCLA in the field of Montana history, has been awarded the 
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Graduate Fellowship for 1969/70. Mr. Koepplin has been a part- 
time Library Assistant at the Clark Library for the past two years. 



Librarian's Notes 

Imago Mundi: A Revieu- of Early Cartography, published in Amsterdam, has an illustrated article in 
its volume XXI by UCLA's Professor Norman J. W. Thrower in collaboration with Young II Kim, who re- 
cently received his Ph.D. in Geography here, entitled "Dong-Kook-Yu-Ji-Do: A Recently Discovered Manu- 
script of a Map of Korea." This important item was discovered in the C. Warren Shearman collection of 
rare geographical books and maps which was purchased for the University by the Friends of the UCLA 
Library. (Professor Thrower's appreciative analysis of the Shearman collection was published in the 
June 1966 issue of the UCLA Librarian.) 

According to the article in Imago Muncii, this eighteenth-century Korean map (Map of the Eastern 
Country — Korea) "has generally been neglected by scholars. The original map apparently does not exist 
and one must therefore base a discussion on the surviving manuscript copies" (two known to be in private 
hands in Korea, and now the UCLA copy). Its importance in the history of Korean cartography comes from 
the fact that it is "the first one which shows the shape of the Korean peninsula in a really convincing 
manner." 

Here we have a nice example of the importance to scholarship of rare book collections, of the oppor- 
tune purchase of such special collections when they come onto the market, and of the generosity of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library. 

R. V. 



Clark Library Seminar on the Collector and the Scholar 

Under the general title of "The Private Collector and the Support of Scholarship," the historic and 
present relationships of collectors and scholars were considered at a Clark Library invitational seminar 
on April 5. Louis B. Wright, Director Emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library, spoke of "The Private 
Collector as Public Benefactor," illustrating the part played by collectors of books and manuscripts in 
England and America since the days of Richard de Bury, Bishop of Durham in the fourteenth century, in 
establishing great research libraries. 

Gordon N. Ray, President of the Guggenheim Foundation, explored the contemporary relationships, 
often difficult, of the two groups. Questionnaires sent to collectors, scholars, and librarians elicited 
many candid replies, and it was on these that his paper was based. He has concluded that many of the 
problems can be solved bv the formulation of and adherence to a code of conduct which will minimize 
points of misunderstanding between the scholar, who is seeking complete knowledge, and the collector, 
who owns materials needed by the scholar but may be hesitant, for various reasons, to allow their use. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Shimeon Brisman, Joanne Buchanan, 
William Conway, Samuel Margolis, Anne G. Schlosser, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Documentation on Water Resources 

The Oral History Program is completing its 
series of interviews on Southern California water 
resources development, a project made possible 
through a grant from the UCLA Water Resources 
Center. In addition, personal papers, correspond- 
ence, and other related materials collected by 
the persons interviewed have been acquired for 
the Department of Special Collections, where 
they form an important resource for research in 
the subject. 

The interviews, begun in 1965, provide non- 
technical accounts of the history of California 
water development, thus supplementing the ex- 
isting body of published technical bulletins and 
reports. Men prominent in the field of water re- 
sources have provided particularly valuable in- 
formation on the making of policy decisions. 
The interviews of men such as A M Rawn, former 
chief engineer of the Los Angeles County Flood 
Control District, Harold Hedger, of the Los An- 
geles County Flood Control District, and Harold 
Conkling, irrigation expert, are supported by the 
Rawn papers, the Philip Swing papers, and the 
collections of Hugo Fisher, Ed Ainsworth, and 
Harry Blake. 



The oral histories of Ralph Shoemaker and 
Byron Miller provide insight into problems of 
water development in San Diego, and further details may be found in the papers of Ed Fletcher and Charles 
Stern. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is fully discussed in the oral histories of 
Clay Elder, Robert Diemer, Julian Hinds, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Joseph Jensen. Mr. 
Jensen has also deposited some of his personal correspondence and papers in the Department of Special 
Collections. Interviews with Robert Edmonston, Max Bookman, and Harry Blaney include information on 
the Feather River Project and the California Aqueduct, and the Philip Swing papers are concerned with 
all aspects of California water, especially with plans for the use of the Colorado River. 




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Exhibit of American Ethnic Materials 

"Four American Cultures," the exhibition in the Research Library from May 16 to June 16, focuses 
attention on materials relevant to the activities of the American Cultures Project at UCLA. Under this 
recently established project for ethnic research, the University has undertaken to provide a framework for 
research and community action through four cultural programs: Afro-American, American Indian, Asian- 
American, and Mexican American. 

In commenting on the establishment of the American Cultures Project, Chancellor Charles E. Young 
said, "Los Angeles offers an unusual geographical opportunity to serve these four cultures, and the Uni- 
versity has a commitment to respond to their needs. We intend to bring these cultures to the attention of 
the academic community, with the result of greater understanding and more positive action on their behalf.' 

The University Library takes this opportunity therefore to call attention to some of its resources in 
these fields of interest and to suggest some of the many approaches to information which may be pursued 
in a modern research library. Many of our staff are seeking to provide books, periodicals, pamphlets, and 
documentary materials to serve the interests of the four cultures as broadly as possible. Among the Li- 
brary services which have contributed importantly to this exhibition are the Social Sciences Materials 
Service, the Oriental Library, the Department of Special Collections, and the Government Publications 
Services, supplementing, of course, the general resources of the Research Library, the College Library, 
and other campus libraries. The exhibition, particularly in its representation of lesser-known portions of 
the collection, endeavors to illustrate the great variety of materials available to students and faculty 
through the Library's several facilities. 



Exhibition on the History of the UCLA Library 

The College Library will commemorate the University's fiftieth anniversary and the inauguration of 
Chancellor Charles Young with an exhibit on the history of the UCLA Library. The display will have 
many photographs from the University Archives, depicting such events as the dedication of a new wing 
for the Library in 1948, with many members of the present staff included in the group portrait. The exhibit 
will be on display from May 17 to June 1. 

Manuscript of Revenue during the Glorious Revolution 

A large folio manuscript-ledger of 46 pages. Report on the Income and Issues of the Public Revenue 
and Payments from It, 1688-169L has recently been acquired for the Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare 
Books in Business and Economics, in the Business Administration Library. The document, prepared at 
the direction of the Lords' Commissioners, is of significance to economic historians of the transition 
period of the English Revolution of 1688-89. 

Among the many interesting entries in the ledger are those for Thomas Shadwell (salary for two years 
as Poet Laureate) and Sir Christopher Wren (monies received as Master of the Works), the payment made 
by the Hudson's Bay Company to the King, salaries paid to the Governors of Bermuda and the Bahamas, 
hearth money, and duties on tobacco, wine, and silk. There are included also with these accounts twelve 
pages of observations and recommendations on fiscal reform and policy. 

CO. G. 



May, 1969 27 

The Palmella Collection 

The Palmella Collection, which was purchased in Lisbon for the University Library by the writer 
while on a book-buying tour in the Spring of 1965, is of interest from several points of view. As expected, 
this collection of several thousand volumes has proved valuable in building to further strength the Li- 
brary's distinguished collection in Portuguese language, literature, and histor\'. It has furnished runs of 
journals the Library did not have, and certain other runs have dovetailed very nicely into incomplete sets. 
There were important Portuguese government publications and studies in legal, political, economic, con- 
stitutional, and social developments. 

The collection is notable for its scope and variety rather than for its rarities. It also represents the 
interests and activities of one of the leading Portuguese families from the French Revolution down to the 
first World War. But its interest goes further than this, since Dom Pedro de Sousa-Holstein, successively, 
as he made his way up in the world, Conde, Marquez, and finally Duque, de Palmella, whose interests 
are very strongly represented, was a European figure and an important personage in the history of Portu- 
gal. 

Born in Turin in 1781 where his father was ambassador, he was educated in the Europe of the En- 
lightenment already under the shadow of Revolutionary France. He knew such figures as Humboldt, 
Schlegel, Alfieri, and Gay-Lussac, and he was the intimate friend and probably the lover of the celebrated 
Madame de Stael. It seems likely that the character of Oswald in Mme. de Sta'el's novel Corinne is based, 
at least in part, on Dom Pedro. But as in the affections of the lady herself, he seems to have shared the 
honors with a couple of other people. 

Replacing his father as Portuguese envoy in Rome at the early age of twenty-one, he went on to be- 
come Portuguese minister to the Spanish government which, fleeing from the armies of Napoleon, was 
clinging at Cadiz to the last bit of Spanish soil. Relevant pamphlets issued at Cadiz at this time are 
found in the collection. 

Somewhat later Dom Pedro took part in the Peninsular War, accompanying the English forces in Por- 
tugal, and materials of some consequence on this war are part of the collection. The Conde-Duque was 
successively ambassador in London, Portuguese representative at the Congress of Vienna, and during 
the troubled 20's and 30's, depending on the whirligig of Portuguese politics, either a trusted first min- 
ister, president of the house of peers, or perhaps, because of his liberal convictions, in exile. 

The collection represents many of the facets of this interesting man from his translation into French 
of the Lusiads, made while a guest of Mme. de Stael at Coppet, to materials which reflect his concern 
with forms of government, notably collections of Eurojsean treaties and a long run of the Momteur Univer- 
se!. There are even an imposing number of volumes of the earliest U. S. official publications. Also in- 
cluded are contemporary editions of eighteenth-century social theorists and educators; Latin classics in 
a variety of editions from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, including a Plantin Seneca; sixteenth- 
and seventeenth-century editions of translations into Spanish and Portuguese of classical authors; gram- 
mars and dictionaries in various languages; and early nineteenth-century almanachs. There are contempo- 
rary editions of seventeenth-century Portuguese, Spanish, and French authors; contemporary editions of 
eighteenth-century authors in French, English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, particularly in the fields 
of literature and history; imposing Latin folios containing the works of seventeenth- and eighteenth- cen- 
tury popes; and much in the field of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century religious polemics. 

The collection, enriched further by successive dukes and duchesses, contains such nineteenth- 
century periodicals as Chronica Constitucional de Lishoa, Occidente, Echo de Roma (with material on 
the first Vatican Council), O Panorama, Pimpao, Revista de Educapao e Ensino, and Revista Popular, 
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interruptions, title changes, and transparent disguises. Runs of the Spectator and Punch have filled in 
gaps in our holdings. There are nineteeth-century authors in the principal European languages, collections 
of nineteenth-century Portuguese drama and poetry, some eighteenth- and nineteenth-century children's 
books, and some early school books. These, along with what we must assume were the interests of nine- 
teenth-century duchesses in art, religion, and charity, notably societies for the propagation of the faith, 
and publications dealing with hospitals and asylums, bring us down to the early twentieth century, when 
the collection ends on a popular note with a considerable quantity of sheet music of English music-hall 
songs. Private libraries are now out of fashion, and the present duke has cleared out the collection to 
make room for a garage. 

Not all of the materials acquired were of use to the UCLA Library, which has good collections in 
many of the fields represented. Some important duplicate materials, however, have been furnished, through 
a sharing of costs, to the newer campuses. 

Among the more unusual materials in the collection are manuscript compilations of sixteenth- and 
seventeenth-century Portuguese law together with an index; manuscripts in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, 
and Latin; a Spanish book on heraldry in beautiful italic script and with fine illuminations, datable to the 
last years of the sixteenth century; and some examples of the great period of Spanish book production. 
Unfortunately, a considerable quantity of once-valuable books, left for decades to the care of rats and 
bookworms, had to be abandoned on the spot since their condition had deteriorated past the point of sav- 
ing. Among them were the sumptuous Paris Corpus of Byzantine historians and chroniclers and some mag- 
nificent examples of bookmaking; these volumes made us regret that we had not been able to acquire the 
Palmella Collection in its prime. 

R. O'B. 



Winning Book Collections Are Announced 

Winners of the Robert B. Campbell Book Collection Competitions for 1969 were announced on April 
24. The first prize ($125 in books) in the undergraduate contest went to Jerrold Stanoff for his collection 
of first editions of Lafcadio Heam. Richard Vogler's collection of nineteenth-century books, "The Illus- 
trators of the Sixties," won first place among graduate entries. Second prize ($50) winners were Tom 
Sawyer, undergraduate, for "Certain Writings of Professor Hoffmann," a collection of books on magic, and 
Marilyn Boyd, graduate, for her collection of rare children's books, "Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books." 
Third prizes ($25) went to Janice Reinhardt, undergraduate, for her collection of editions of Henry Miller, 
and Bob Zeuschner, graduate, for "Four San Francisco 'Beat' Poets," books and manuscripts of Ferlin- 
ghetti, Ginsberg, McClure, and Snyder. Special awards ($25 each) were granted for the collections of 
Stanley E. Adamson ("Books on Film"), Robert Burgess ("The Dairy Goat Library"), Ted Campbell ("Amer- 
ican Indians and Directed Cultural Change in the Twentieth Century"), Alan Foster ("The Great Decade 
of Science-Fiction Specialty Publishing, 1947-1957"), and Thomas Lathrop ("History of Romance Lan- 
guages'). 

Sponsors of the competitions and donors of the prizes were Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, of Campbell's 
Book Store in Westwood, the Friends of the UCLA Library, the UCLA Students' Bookstore, and the Book 
Publishers Association of Southern California. Jerome Cushman, Lecturer in English and Library Service 
at UCLA, David L. Wolper, President of Wolper Pictures, and Richard Zumwinkle, of the UCLA Library 
Reference Department, were the judges. Mr. Stanoff's collection has been exhibited in the College Library, 
and Mr. Vogler's collection will be on display in the Research Library until June 13. 



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The Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library 

The Biomedical Library at UCLA has been designated the Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Li- 
brary and awarded a first-year grant of $150,000 by the National Library of Medicine under authorization 
of the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965. Louise Darling is Director of the Regional Medical Li- 
brary, and Nelson Oilman has been named Associate Director. 

The Library, which will serve medical institutions and personnel in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and 
Nevada, is one of eleven proposed regional libraries planned to serve as intermediaries between local 
medical libraries and the National Library of Medicine. The network is designed to provide access to in- 
formation services for health professionals in all parts of the country. For example, a surgeon in Phoenix 
might have need for an article on congenital heart defects in a journal which his hospital library reports 
is not available there or in the larger medical libraries of Arizona. The librarian would then forward the 
request to the Regional Medical Library at UCLA by teletype, telegram, telephone, or airmail, and the 
article would be photocopied and mailed to the surgeon's office. If the request could not be met, the Re- 
gional Library would immediately notify the surgeon and send his request by teletype to the National Li- 
brary of Medicine. 

The Regional Library in its initial year will provide for loan of boolcs and for single cost-free copies 
of journal articles, as well as offer reference, referral, and bibliographic services. The MEDLARS Sta- 
tion, as part of the Regional Library, will continue the formulation of bibliographies for computer search 
through the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System of the NLM. The interlibrary loan function 
will be shared with the University of California Medical Center Library in San Francisco, which will 
serve Northern California and Nevada. The Health Sciences Library on the Davis campus has agreed to 
provide materials on veterinary medicine for the region, and the Stanford Lane Medical Library will serve 
some requests for articles from earlier journal files. 

Continuing education programs, a consulting service, and workshops for medical librarians and health 
professional groups are planned as future activities of the Regional Library, which will also, upon request, 
provide assistance to health science librarians and hospital administrators on technical questions related 
to libraries. An advisory committee of eighteen health professionals and librarians representing several 
geographic areas and types of health services will guide the development of Regional Library policies. 
(Other Regional Medical Libraries are at the Countway Library in Boston, the College of Physicians of 
Philadelphia, the University of Washington, the Crerar Library in Chicago, Wayne State University in De- 
troit, and the New York Academy of Medicine.) 



W. Saroyan to A. Saroyon 

The fascination of reading someone else's mail is never greater than when that person is famous or 
talented. In the case of William Saroyan we have someone who is both, and the fascination of his letters 
takes on added interest by their immediacy, by their completeness, and by the fact that the recipient was 
his son. The Library has just acquired about 250 letters from William Saroyan to his son, Aram; the first 
is dated October 22, 1954, and the last September 24, 1968. 

Aram Saroyan, now 26 years old, is himself a writer and has become well known as a leader in the 
American school of concrete poetry. The letters to him from his father, which start in Aram's twelfth year, 
are warm, lengthy for the most part, and full of the father's love for his son and interest in his career, as 
well as providing a significant commentary on the father's own life and work. 

J.M. E. 



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Office Hours for the Bibliographers 

The Bibliographers in the Research Library (all with offices in Room A 1540, except Mr. Brisraan, the 
Hebraica & Judaica Bibliographer, in Room A 1538) have established regular office hours as listed below. 
They will be available for consultation at other times also, but Library' users and staff members can more 
certainly reach them during the announced hours. 

African Bibliographer: Dorothy Harmon (ext. 51518; 53942) 

Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. 
Germanic Bibliographer: Antonina Babb (ext. 54519; 53942) 

Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. 
Hebraica & Judaica Bibliographer: Shimeon Brisman (ext. 54019; 53834) 

Tuesday, 9 a.m. -12 noon. 
Humanities Bibliographer: J. M. Edelstein (ext. 51035; 53942) 

Thursday, 9 a.m. -12 noon. 
Indo-Pacific Bibliographer: Charlotte Spence (ext. 51249; 53942) 

Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. 
Latin American Bibliographer: Ludwig Lauerhass (ext. 51125; 53942) 

Monday, 4-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. 
Medieval & Renaissance Bibliographer: Mrs. Frances Zeitlin (ext. 51324; 53942) 

Hours to be announced. 
Near Eastern Bibliographer: Miriam Lichtheim (ext. 54923; 53942) 

Thursday, 4-5 p.m. 
Slavic Bibliographer: Rosemary Neiswender (ext. 51639; 53942) 

Thursday, 2-4 p.m. 
Social Sciences Bibliographer: Edwin Kaye (ext. 54087; 53942) 

Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. 
Western European Bibliographer: Richard O'Brien (ext. 51458; 53942) 

Monday, 2-4 p.m.; Friday, 2-4 p.m. 



Bodley Looks to UCLA 

"The [book] selection machinery should in some fields of study be based on a subject approach and 
in others on an area approach. . . In general ... it seems to us likely that there should be more of an 
'area' approach both with acquisitions officers and with co-operating committees of faculty or inter-faculty 
members than there has hitherto been. . . And we are impressed with the success of such an approach in 
some of the largest American libraries (e.g., that of the University of California, Los Angeles). 

"Several American libraries successfully use 'blanket orders' under which, within carefully defined 
terms of reference, booksellers in one country or group of countries . . . are given the responsibility of 
sending to the library such books as they consider to be within their terms of reference. Providing this 
is combined with careful screening of the books on arrival by the library's acquisitions officers and arrange- 
ments for the return of unwanted items, machinery of this kind may save much time and energy — and may, 
indeed, in some areas of the world be the only possible way of ensuring efficient implementation of the 
acquisitions policy. . . One of the most successful uses of the system that we encountered is at the Uni- 
versity of California, Los Angeles." (From University of Oxford, Report of the Committee on University 
Libraries, November 1966.) 



May, 1969 31 

Publications and Activities 

Robert Weinstein, the Library's Special Consultant on Photographic Collections, is the co-author, 
with Russell Belous, of Viill Soule: Indian Photographer at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. 1869-74. The handsome 
volume of text and photographs was designed by Mr. Weinstein and printed by the Ward Ritchie Press. 

Charlotte Georgi has written, with Professor Irving Pfeffer, of the Graduate School of Business Ad- 
ministration, an article on "How To Keep Some of Your Money Legally: A Last-Ditch Attempt," for the 
March issue of Special Libraries. 

The Clark Library has published The Flow of Books and Manuscripts, papers read at a Clark Library 
Seminar last year by A.N.L. Munby ("The Case of the 'Caxton' Manuscript of Ovid: Reflections on the 
Legislation Controlling the Export of Works of Art from Great Britain") and Lawrence W. Towner ("Every 
Silver Lining Has a Cloud: The Recent Shaping of the Newberry Library's Collections"). The Foreword 
is by James Thorpe, Director of the Huntington Library. Copies are available from the Clark Library upon 
request. 



Librarian's Notes 

Recently the Director of the Institute of Librarj- Research, Professor Robert Hayes, and I appeared 
as witnesses before the House Select Subcommittee on Education, chaired by Representative Brademas 
of Indiana, in behalf of H. R. 8839, which would establish a permanent National Commission on Libraries 
and Information Science. We both urged the importance of such a Presidential body to act as a kind of 
guiding intelligence for the proper development of library services across the country. Other witnesses 
in behalf of the bill were Dr. Frederick Burkhardt, President of the American Council of Learned Societies, 
Chancellor Herman B. Weils of Indiana University-, and Dr. Carl Overhage, Professor of Electrical Engi- 
neering at MIT and Director there of Project Intrex, a program for the development of advanced automated 
bibliographical services in specialized fields. 



The Association of Research Libraries and the American Council on Education are jointly sponsor- 
ing a professional analysis of the budgeting, planning, and management operations of large university 
libraries. The study is being funded by the Council on Library Resources, and the study will be under- 
taken by the professional management consulting firm of Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. UCLA is one of six 
institutions that have been selected for detailed analysis; the others are Connecticut, Cornell, Duke, Iowa, 
and Pennsylvania. The study will involve careful discussions not only with library officials but also 
with university administrative officers. The objectives of the overall study will be to: 

.... develop and recommend ways in which modem management techniques can be em- 
ployed to plan and effect a wise allocation of the human, material, and financial re- 
sources available to university libraries now and in the future. 

.... develop and recommend ways in which university libraries and university adminis- 
trations can work more closely in developing objectives and plans, executing programs, 
and evaluating the effectiveness of library activities as related to the library objectives 
and the university mission. 



The Senate Library Committee met on May 9, especially to review plans for the distribution of book 
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at least 6%— will make $102,000 available for distribution among the campus libraries, in contrast to over 
$350,000 requested. Thus we begin the year with a $250,000 gap between stated needs and available 
funds. For the second year in a row there will be no reserve fund for emergency needs. 

At the previous meeting questions were raised about the lack of subject cards in the central catalog 
for books held by the several special libraries on campus. A staff report was presented this time, indi- 
cating the costs and the several complexities involved in rectifying the matter — currently, retrospectively, 
and for various categories of special libraries. By sense motion the Committee voted to support the Uni- 
versity Librarian in an effort to deal with portions of the problem. 

For the past two years the Clark Library Committee has been designing an acquisitions policy for the 
Clark Librar}', setting rather precise chronological and subject limits on the Clark collections. This policy 
statement has now been endorsed by the Senate Library Committee, with two further implications: that the 
campus libraries, as funds are available, should make a special effort to strengthen holdings that will sur- 
round and bolster the Clark's strength, with special attention to Continental books of the seventeeth and 
eighteenth centuries, and that the campus libraries will not acquire original editions of works in the 
Clark's field of emphasis, except in cases of extraordinary need. 

The Chairman, Professor Dick, discussed the disabilities faced these days by campus libraries when 
important new academic programs — departments, institutes, schools, doctoral programs — are established 
without careful prior analysis of library requirements. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Joanne Buchanan, Louise Darling, 
Norman Dudley, J. M. Edelstein, Charlotte O. Georgi, Everett T. Moore, Richard O'Brien, Saundra Taylor, 
Robert Vosper. 



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June, 1969 



Photographs of the British Army in Abyssinia 




On January 2, 1868, a British expeditionary force under the command of General Sir Robert Napier 
landed at Annesley Bay (Gulf of Zula) to compel King Theodore of Abyssinia to set free some sixty Euro- 
peans held captive in his fortress at Magdala. After crossing difficult country of mountains and gorges, 
Napier on April 10 reached the plateau of Magdala where the troops of King Theodorewere defeated. Na- 
pier's troops entered Magdala on April 13 and liberated the prisoners. The Encyclopaedia Bntanruca com- 
ments that the expeditionary force left, "having enforced all the British demands on the country and ac- 
complished one of the most brisk and workmanlike of all minor campaigns." The British force left Africa 
in June, 1868. 



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Seventy -three photographs of this campaign have been 
discovered between the leaves of an otherwise undistin- 
guished scrapbook being catalogued for the Department of 
Special Collections. There are also several photographs 
of sketches and watercolors. The photographs show landed 
supplies, encampments, travel through the desolate and 
rough terrain, mountain, valley, and lake scenery, military 
officers and staffs, and a number of Abyssinian natives and 
soldiers. 

The photographs are not identified. However, grave- 
stones and notations on some photographs of sketches by 
R. R. Holmes, the archaeologist attached to the expedition- 
ary force, identify the various battles and persons of the 
Abyssinian expedition. The legend "Royal Engineers, 
Photographic Equipment No. 3" on a box in one of the 
photographs indicates that these were probably taken by 
the Royal Engineers. 



E. V. 



Manuscript of Address by Dr. Ralph Bunche 

The manuscript text of his remarks at the dedication ceremonies for Bunche Hall on May 23 has been 
presented to the Library by Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, United Nations Under Secretary for Special Political Af- 
fairs. The original text, with his written emendations and interpolations, was added to the Research Li- 
brary's exhibit on "4 American Cultures," which closes on June 16. Copies of a typewritten transcription 
of Dr. Bunche's address are available on request at the Reference Desk in the University Research Library. 

Dr. Bunche in his speech recalled enrolling in UCLA in 1923, at the Vermont Avenue campus, and paid 
tribute to the professors who encouraged him to high attainment. He spoke of the spirit of hopefulness which 
enabled him to seek world peace as an end attainable through diplomacy and international organization, and 
some of his most telling remarks were on the current problems of the Viet Nam war, the conflicts between 
students and academic administrators, and the racism and growing racial separatism in American life. 



Staff Book Sole Supports Scholarships 



The amount of $509.69 was realized from a book sale conducted on the entrance portico of the Research 
Library on Thursday, June 5. The full proceeds will be turned over to the University of California Library 
Schools Alumni Association for the Lawrence Clark Powell Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships 
to deserving students in the UCLA School of Library Service. Books for the sale were donated by staff mem- 
bers, and a committee of the Library Staff Association, chaired by David Smith, planned and conducted the 
sale. 



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Illustration from title page of Henry R. Wagner's Collecting, Especially Books, 
designed by Ward Ritchie. 



Western Books Exhibition 

The annual Western Books Exhibition, the twenty-eighth in the series sponsored by the Rounce & 
Coffin Club of Los Angeles, will be displayed in the Research Library from June 16 to July 5. The books 
have been chosen as the best examples of excellence in printing design and manufacture produced within 
seventeen Western states during 1968. The standards for selection include the appropriate design of all 
elements of the book, the quality of craftsmanship, the selection and use of type, presswork, and paper, 
and the binding design and workmanship. 

The judging this year, a departure from previous practice, was done by seventeen persons who re- 
sponded to an invitation to the full membership of the Rounce & Coffin Club. (The participants did not, 
of course, judge their own productions.) Of the eight}'-eight books submitted for consideration, forty-six 
were selected for the Exhibition. Copies of the Western Books catalogue will be sold for $1.00 at the 
Library Card Window. 

B. W. 



Loveman National Award to UCLA Student Book Collector 



Jerrold G. Stanoff, who was the undergraduate first-prize winner in this year's Robert B. Campbell 
Student Book Collection Competitions at UCLA with his collection of first editions of Lafcadio Hearn, 
has just been chosen first-prize winner of the eighth annual Amy Loveman National Award. The award, a 
cash prize of $1,000, is sponsored by the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Saturday Review, and the Women's 
National Book Association, and is granted for the best personal library collected by an undergraduate 
student attending a four-year college or university in the United States. Mr. Stanoff's prize-winning col- 
lection will be displayed in an exhibit case on Floor A of the Research Library from June 16 to July 11. 



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Manuscripts in 'The Near East' Exhibition 

A selection of handsome manuscript volumes in Persian, Arabic, and Armenian, some twenty' items 
in all, have been lent by the Library's Department of Special Collections for showing in an exhibition, en- 
titled "The Near East," which is on display through June 30 in the Ethnic Art Galleries of the Architec- 
ture Building. The books, in scripts heightened with rubrication, ornamental borders, illuminations, min- 
iatures, and other illustrations, form a significant part of the exhibition sponsored jointly by the UCLA 
Museum and Laboratories of Ethnic Arts and Technology and by the Near Eastern Center. A number of 
highly ornamented and lacquered Iranian book covers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, also from 
Special Collections, form a special display panel in the show. 



The Forquhor Library on Mountains and Mountaineering 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Farquhar of Berkeley recently confirmed their generous decision to present 
to the UCLA Library Mr. Farquhar' s personal library on mountains and mountaineering, adjudged to be per- 
haps the finest of its kind in the country. The Farquhars want his books to be accessible to mountaineers, 
"especially young people." 

This is far more than a sportsman's library, for Mr. Farquhar (we might call hira "Dr." because he 
holds an honorary degree from UCLA) is an eminent conservationist, bibliophile, and historian as well as 
a practical mountaineer. He has been President of both the California Historical Society and the Sierra 
Club, as well as Editor from 1926 to 1946 of the Sierra Club Bulletin. In 1965 the University of California 
Press issued his scholarly History of the Sierra Serada. 

The Farquhar library, however, is by no means limited to Californiana. It is global in coverage — 
multinational and multilingual as well as rich in historical coverage. There are, for example, important 
segments on Mt. Olympus in Greece, on Japan, and on the ^liite .Mountains of New England, in addition 
to the more glamorous Himalayan and Alpine areas. Thus the Farquhar books and journals will form a 
strong supplement to our general collections on geography and exploration as well as on mountaineering 
per se. 

The full complement will not be with us for some time, but when the balance of the collection is re- 
ceived, we shall look to a more detailed description and possibly a special catalogue. .Announcement is 
being made now, however, because the Farquhars very thoughtfully wanted to relate the gift to UCLA's 
fiftieth anniversary and Chancellor Young's inauguration. 

The UCLA Library now, then, has close ties with the entire Farquhar family. The late Robert D. 
Farquhar was the architect of our Clark Libran,', and his architectural books came to us after his death in 
1967. Another brother, Samuel T., was Director of the University of California Press and assisted us in 
establishing local bindery facilities for the University Library. 

R. V. 



A Musical Evening at the Clark Library 

An evening of Renaissance music was provided for the Friends of the UCLA Library and the members 
of the Dante Alighieri Societ)' at the William Andrews Clark .Memorial Library on June 6. Frederick Ham- 
mond, harpsichordist, was joined by Ruth Adams, viola da gamba, Kathleen Terbeek, soprano, and Dale 
Terbeek, countertenor, in presenting a program of English and Italian music of the sixteenth and seven- 
teenth centuries. The performers are members of the UCLA Collegium Musicum. 



June, 1969 37 



Borrowing Fees To Be Increased 

On July 1 of this year the UCLA Library will increase its charges for fee Library cards for non-Uni- 
versity individuals and for scientific, industrial, and business firms and other corporate organizations for 
the first time since the present scale of charges was set, in 1937. The annual charge for these users of 
the Library will be raised from the present $6.00 to S24.00. As at present, the borrowing area for eligible 
individuals and firms includes Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties. Also as at present, annual 
cards only will be available. 

Students enrolled in Universities or colleges other than the University of California and within the 
borrowing area will be eligible for fee cards at an annual rate of SI 2.00, or for six months at $6.00. 

Reference cards for the use of materials within the libraries on campus will still be issued at no 
charge to adult readers. 



Friends' Summer Program Is Announced 

The Annual Midsummer Program of the Friends of the UCLA Library will be held at the Sunset Canyon 
Recreation Center on Wednesday evening, July 30. Robert Collison will be the speaker, and his topic is 
"Those Painted Books." (Members of the Friends who do not know .Mr. Collison, Head of the Research 
Library's Reference Department, will have this opportunity to meet the former Librarian of the BBC, who 
returned to UCLA last year, having spent a year with us back in 1951-52 on a Fulbright Exchange.) A 
social hour and dinner will precede the program. Announcements will be mailed to members early in July. 
All staff members are cordially invited to attend, and may obtain further information from Marian Ellithorpe, 
in the Acquisitions Department. 



Publications and Activities 

Richard King's address, "The Corporation as History," which was originally presented a year ago at 
a joint meeting of the Business and Finance Divisions of the Special Libraries Association, has been 
published in the April issue of Special Libraries. 

Paul Miles has reviewed The Mexicar? Library, by Paul Bixler, for the May 15 issue of the Library 
] oumaL 

Everett Moore's review of Freedom of the Press: An Annotated Bibliography, by Ralph McCoy, is 
published in the April issue of the Library Quarterly. 

Rosemary Neiswender has reviewed Trends m Special Librarianship. edited by Jack Burkett, for the 
April 15 issue of the Library journal. 

Esther Euler, formerly the Head of the Interlibrary Loans Section, has had tribute paid to her great 
skill in obtaining'rare books needed for research by Irving Stone, in his article, "UCLA, 1919-1969: A 
Personal Memoir," published in the West magazine section of the Los Angeles Times of May 18. 

Robert Collison has had two books published this year, both by the publisher Ernest Benn, in London. 
One is the third edition of his Indexes and Indexing, ar^d the other is a new work, Commercial and Indus- 
trial Records Storage. Mr. Collison has also reviewed S. Padraig Walsh's Anglo-American General Ency- 
clopedias. 1703-1967: A Historical Bibliography for the April issue of the Journal o/ Library History. 



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New Microform Acquisitions 

With the receipt of recent shipments of 190 microfilm reels of the Presidential Papers of Calvin 
Coolidge, 32 reels of Ulysses S. Grant's Papers, 151 reels of those of Benjamin Harrison, William 
McKinley's in 97 reels, and those of James Madison in 28 reels, the Library now has the Presidential 
Papers of seventeen presidents on microfilm. The Library of Congress project entails the microfilming 
of papers of six more presidents. 

The New York City Irish-American, a weekly newspaper, has been received on 5 reels for the period 
1849-1871. Another recent acquisition is the London British Film Institute's Index, 1933-1968, on 43 
reels, which records the details of some 100,000 films produced throughout the world. 

A microprint edition of Nelson F. Adkins's Index to Early American Periodicals to 1850 has also 
been received. It includes approximately 635,000 cards and is based upon a close analysis of some 340 
American magazines published roughly from 1730 to 1860. 

A recently received microfilm of a fourth edition of Thornton Stringfellow's Scriptural and Statistical 
Views in Favor of Slavery, published in Richmond, Virginia, in 1856, has been made into xerox copyflo. 
Also received as xerox copyflo is Cambridge University's Catalogue oj the Manuscripts Preserved in the 

Library of the University, 1856-1867 , in 5 volumes. 

S. M. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William Conway, Samuel Margolis, 
Everett Moore, David Smith, Evert Volkersz, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 24- 



Volume 22, Numbers 7-8 



July-August, 1969 




The Rainmakers 

Sister Aimee Semple McPherson. Father 
Divine, Upton Sinclair, and Gaylord Wilshire 
are some of the names that call to mind the 
early decades of twentieth-century Southern 
California, but no roll of the dramatis per- 
sonae associated with that phenomenal era 
would be complete without the name of 
Charles Mallory Hatfield, "Rainmaker." In 
his Southern California Country: An Island 
in the Land, Carey McWilliams alludes to 
Hatfield as the region's first popular folk-hero and observes that it is not surprising he should have been 
a rainmaker. Water has always been of major concern in rural and urban Southern California, and from the 
earliest date the local annals contain references to "water magicians" and "precipitators" who used hazel 
wands and other devices. J. W. Potts — "Prophet Potts" as he was called — was a famous predictor and 
precipitator in early-dav Los Angeles, but Charles M. Hatfield was the outstanding water magician of South- 
ern California. 

Rainmaker Hatfield, who died in 1958, was survived by his younger brother Paul, still living in Pear- 
blossom, who was associated with all of Hatfield's rainmaking experiments and contracts beginning with 
the earliest attempts, just after the turn of the century, on the windmill tower of the Hatfield farm in Ingle- 
wood. Paul Hatfield came to the attention of the Library's Oral History Program through Ernest Siegel, 
Director of the vonKleinSmid Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library, who reported his library's 
receipt of a number of volumes of scrapbooks, manuscripts, and related ephemeral material, accompanied 
by Paul Hatfield's laconic message, "Anything further anyone wishes to know about the work of my brother, 
Charlie Hatfield, will have to come from me!" Mr. Siegel has allowed the UCLA Library to reproduce the 
Hatfield papers on microfilm for deposit in the Department of Special Collections. 

In interviews conducted by the Oral History Program in May, Paul Hatfield recalled in detail the cir- 
cumstances and results of the rain-inducing experiments which he and his brother carried out between 1902 
and 1931. The most celebrated was their contract in 1916 to fill the San Diego city reservoir for ten thou- 
sand dollars. It was recorded that in a two-day period more than sixteen inches of rain fell. The reservoir 
was filled, but the dam broke and flooded the city. Irate citizens threatened to sue if the contract was 
paid. "We told you to fill the reservoir, not flood the community," declared the City Council. The rain- 
makers never collected. 

Far more awesome to contemplate, however, was the private "Hatfield Storm" of August 1, 1922, which 
occurred on four square miles of the Sand Canyon watershed, near Randsburg in Kern County. This was 
reported in the Los Angeles Times as "The Results of a He-Cloudburst in the Desert," in which it was 
estimated that more than two hundred and forty inches of rain fell in less than half an hour, producing a 



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rainfall eight times the seasonal average for that area. The Times described the effects of the storm as 
"a scene of wreckage and desolation. . . The entire canyon had much the appearance of having been 
blasted bv a flow of lava from some titanic volcanic upheaval! . . . The area on which the cloudburst 
fell was almost as clearly marked as if a company of engineers had staked it off. Great gorges and can- 
yons had been gouged out of the mountainsides, and here and there where huge trees had stood, there was 
nothing but holes in the ground that looked like the work of dynamite blasts." 

The Hatfield connection with this storm was not recorded at the time. In his interview Paul Hatfield 
recalled that "The greatest rainfall ever known followed our experiment out at Black .Mountain in 1922. 
We went out there, and Charlie said before he ever left, 'I'm going to do something I've never done before.'" 
Paul Hatfield then told how they had set up a generating tower, one similar to those shown in the accom- 
panying illustration, and had begun their experiment on the top of Black Mountain, about twenty miles from 
Sand Canyon. The rain-inducing chemicals were fed into the generators from July 27 until August 1, thereby 
creating atmospheric conditions that drew several large thunderstorms into a collision course over Sand 
Canyon and precipitated the "He-Cloudburst in the Desert." 

J. V.M. 



AIGA Exhibit on Fine Book Production 

"Fifty Books of the Year," the annual selection by the American Institute of Graphic Arts of the 
finest examples of printing and book production from American presses, will be exhibited in the lobby of 

the Research Library in July. 



Federal Grant Will Support Certain Library Acquisitions 

The Library has recently been informed that it has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Office of Educa- 
tion to help the Library to strengthen its resources in specific areas during 1969/70. The award includes 
a basic grant of S5,000, a supplemental grant of S52,048 to be used to strengthen the College Library and 
ethnic collections and for certain other ongoing projects, and a special-purpose grant of 545,000 to extend 
certain specialized collections of regional and national significance. The provisions of the Higher Edu- 
cation Act of 1965. under which these amounts were granted, also include funds for combinations of li- 
braries organized to cooperate in the joint use of library facilities, materials, and services; the Center 
for Research Libraries, of which L'CL.A is a member, thereby received funds to build its jointly-used col- 
lection, particularlv its microfilm runs of newspapers. 



SELF 

A National Citizens Committee to Save Education and Library Funds (Room 1810. One Park Avenue, 
New York City 10016) has been organized in response to the proposed reduction of nearly one billion dol- 
lars in Federal appropriations for education and libraries in the current fiscal year. The position of the 
SELF Committee is that "it will take more, not less, commitment from the Federal Government to enable 
our schools and colleges even to maintain the progress they have made, especially those which serve the 
children of the crowded cities and the impoverished rural areas," Joining in this effort from the Los 
Angeles community are Franklin D. Murphy, former Chancellor of UCLA and now Chairman of the Board 
of Los Angeles Times-Mirror, and .Mrs. Evelle Younger, Commissioner of the Los .Angeles Public Library. 



July-August, 1969 41 



History of the Bank of Japan 

The Business Administration Library has received, as a gift for its Corporate History Collection from 
the Bank of Japan, the 27 volumes of Nihon kin'yu shi shiryo, Meiji Taisho hen, a history of banking in 
Japan and specifically of Japan's central bank. 

The Bank of Japan, modeled after the Banque Nationale de la Belgique, was created in 1882 upon 
the recommendation of the newly appointed Minister of Finance, Masayoshi Matsukata. Monetary vicissi- 
tudes during the decade following the Meiji Restoration had resulted in a slump in prices, numerous bank- 
ruptcies, and an agricultural depression. Matsukata and other government leaders were sent to Europe 
to promote Japanese foreign relations and to study governmental organization and finance. Matsukata was 
convinced of the necessity for a central bank by the French .Minister of Finance, the respected economist 
Jean-Baptiste Say. The subsequent establishment of the Bank of Japan brought about a gradual stabiliza- 
tion of the currency system and thus enabled the government to pursue a policy of rapid industrialization. 

As early as 1883, the Bank of Japan began to handle the funds of the Imperial Treasury, the business 
of which by 1890 was entirely entrusted to the Bank. In 1922 the Bank was permitted to treat Treasury 
funds as government deposits which it could manage as freely as other public trusts. This gift of the his- 
tory of Japan's central bank — 3.100 such gifts for the Corporate History Collection have been received to 
date — is a valuable complement to other materials on Japanese business already a part of the Collection. 

R. K. 



Atlantic City Comment 

The American Library Association conference at .■\tlantic City turned into an endurance contest toward 
the end of the week. The unprecedented stretching out of the general membership meetings to take care 
of lengthy discussions and debates on many topics threw schedules badly out of kilter and caused some 
members occasionally to lose their composure. 

One of the most popular cliche's of the week was that the ALA will never be the same. However, 
many of the younger members, and many of their older colleagues as well, believe that, in spite of the 
sometimes agonizing struggles over issues, the conference achieved much that will be of value to the li- 
brary profession - most of all in making clear that the ALA will be increasingly committed to its princi- 
ples of intellectual freedom, that it will actively support librarians who are victims of censorship, and that 
it will recognize fully the social responsibilities that are peculiarly ours as librarians in the modern world. 

Amid the week-long schedule of open meetings, board meetings, committee meetings, including the 
inevitable luncheons and dinners (and breakfasts), representing the myriad interests of librarians of many 
kinds of libraries and with many kinds of work and responsibilities, and with all the cocktail parties, both 
open and "invitational," with public speeches ranging from Art Buchwald's witty after-dinner performance 
for the Exhibits Round Table to Senator Clifford Case's frank appeal to the librarians to oppose the ABM 
proposal and to keep fighting for restoration of the severe reduction in federal funds for education and 
libraries recommended by the Nixon administration, and including a brilliant analysis of our present situ- 
ation on censorship by Charles Rembar (author of The End of Obscenity), and President William Dix's 
thoughtful and eloquent inaugural address -all this in the setting of elegantly faded Atlantic City which 
struggles to maintain us reputation as the number one convention city of the nation and also as handy 
playground for the urban masses, poor and rich alike,, with a sprinkling of youthful types ranging from 
square to clean-cut to near-hippie - the ALA doggedly pursued its diverse and far-ranging agenda. For a 
visitor from a modern university campus, the setting seemed stodgy and more than a little decadent. But 
for the ALA, with the problems it had on its mind, the setting was irrelevant. The conference might just 
as well have been held in San Francisco or Montreal. Would that it had! 



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Length consideration of several controversial issues caused the great stretching out of the general 
membership meetings. Wednesday afternoon's meeting had to be recessed at a late hour and was set for 
8 o'clock Friday morning, preceding the Council meeting scheduled for 9 o'clock. Council's meeting didn't 
get started until nearly noon, and adjourned after 2 o'clock. Members had time to run out to the Boardwalk 
for hot dogs so as to get back by 2:30 for resumption of the membership meeting. It was almost 5 o'clock 
when the meeting finally ended, on this day on which no membership meeting had originally been sched- 
uled. 

The proposal for dues increases required hours of passionate discussion before they were finally ap- 
proved. "Put .•^LA's house in order," demanded the opponents. "Stop spending so much on unnecessary 
activities and programs," some said (many of these being younger people who were concerned that ALA 
make clearer than it had its commitment to intellectual freedom and the problems of our social ills). "Re- 
structure ALA," they reiterated, or lose manv members who want a more relevant association. And these 
pleas did result in a vote to create a new committee to study ALA's structure and activities and bring in 
recommendations for possible change. 

A set of resolutions presented by the newlv-formed Social Responsibilities Round Table had to be 
debated and argued for many hours. Parliamentary twists and turns resulted in such a tangle that it seemed 
at times the only solution would be to give up the motions at hand — and all their amendments — and start 
over (this was actually proposed by the parliamentarian), and such issues as an ALA stand on the Vietnam 
War, and whether ALA should refuse to hold its Midwinter Meeting next January in Chicago, as scheduled, 
and whether to express opposition to the ABM proposal, were earnestly worked over. The members still 
present by Friday mid-afternoon (they were down to about five or six hundred) could not bring themselves 
to take a position on the .A.BM or to cancel out on Chicago, but they did support the Social Responsibili- 
ties group in their other resolutions. But those who opposed these matters were vehement, and some felt 
,'\LA was acting unwiselv in declaring itself on controversial national issues. 

One of the matters on which the Social Responsibilities people won the day was the proposal that 
candidates for election to general offices in the ALA be required to state their opinions on particular is- 
sues so that members might vote on the candidates' points of view and not only their careers and profes- 
sional activities. 

It was in the matter of ALA's position on intellectual freedom that all the concerns of the Social Re- 
sponsibilities people came most clearly into focus. The feeling was strong that the ALA had long profes- 
sed its beliefs in intellectual freedom and had deplored restrictions on the freedom to read, but that it 
could not offer any kind of practical help to librarians who suffered from repressive acts by either official 
or unofficial censors. Many younger people had come to Atlantic City prepared to protest these matters 
and to press for action. They were joined by many of their older friends in bringing home to the leaders 
of the Association the necessity for immediate action. They were listened to, therefore, when they insisted 
on stronger staffing of the Intellectual Freedom Office in ALA headquarters, on the development of a de- 
fense fund (at least 525,000 at the beginning) to assist librarians needing legal support, and on actively 
seeking a means for offering such assistance even though the Association's tax-exempt status may be put 
in jeopardy by embarking on such a program. 

The ALA is now going to have to find a way to provide the necessary funds during another fiscally 
difficult year in order to respond to the clearly expressed desire of the membership for a stronger program 
in support of intellectual freedom, and to study carefully what can be done to overcome apparently legal 
obstructions to development of such a program. Normal budget review procedures by "PEBCO" (the Pro- 
gram Evaluation and Budget Committee) and by the Executive Board had not provided adequately for meet- 
ing this extraordinary demand for action. The ALA's ability to react quickly enough to satisfy the desires 
made known at Atlantic City will be put to a severe test. 



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The ALA's experience is not, of course, unlike that of other professional associations who are hav- 
ing to meet the critical problems of the times in their own ways. It was interesting to read concurrent 
reports during the ALA conference of the American Institute of Architects' meetings in Chicago, where 
the need to accept greater social responsibilities was clearly recognized, as evidenced by the AIA's de- 
cision to impose a special tax on its members to support a program of social action. 

The ALA might be said, then, to be in the mainstream, but its actions at Atlantic City showed that 
it will not be drifting in that stream. The Association, greatly strengthened by the enthusiastic and re- 
sponsible urgings of some of its bright and articulate younger members, has now made its intentions clear. 
To be sure, there were many points of friction during the week, and some impatient emotional outbursts 
from time to time, but the final result seems to have been one of common determination to work earnestly 
at coping with the issues at hand. 

This report neglects manv of the other important matters considered in both general and special meet- 
ings. There was, for example, the consideration of standards for academic librarians, with reference to 
the California State College librarians' efforts to gain recognition for their goals concerning status and 
privileges. (The ACRL membership approved a resolution listing professional standards for all academic 
librarians, and calling for implementation through censure and sanctions and for accreditation of libraries. 
The .AL.A Executive Board and Council both declined to take action at this time, suggesting the need for 
more careful study of the proposals.) 

Full and detailed reports and analyses of the conference will appear in due time in the national li- 
brary periodicals. The journals will be hard put to report fully and fairly, but they promise to make some 
mighty efforts to let all concerned know what did happen during that extraordinary week in Atlantic City. 

E.T.M. 



Librarian's Note 

At the recent annual conference of the American Library Association, I had the honor of standing in 
for our good friend and neighbor, .Mr. Clifton Fadiman. He had been selected by the Association for the 
annual Clarence Day Award, given "for promoting the love of books and reading." A few years ago Law- 
rence Clark Powell was the recipient of the same award. 

R. V. 



McLuhan's Message 

"The b.nok is ,i very special form of communication. It is unique, and it will persist." (Marshall 
McLuhan. at the annual convention of the American Booksellers Association.) 



Dr. E. E. Coleman 

It is with deep regret that we report here the recent death of Dr. E. E. Coleman of Long Beach, Coun- 
cillor ,.nd Patron Member of the Friends of the UCLA Library. Those of us who were privileged to know 
him at home among his books as well as publicly were always charmed by his kindliness, modesty, and 
magnanimity of spirit as well as by his quite unaffected enthusiasm for learning and book collecting. 

R. V. 



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Publications and Activities 

Robert Vesper's address at the opening ceremonies for the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the 
I'niversity of Kansas last November has been published in the May issue of Books and Libraries at the 
I'nii ersity of Kansas. 

Three UCLA staff members have contributed to the first two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Library 
and Information Science, edited by Allen Kent and Harold Lancour (New York: Marcel Dekker; volumes 
1 and 2. A-Book World, thus far published): Harold Borko, "American Society for Information Science," 
Robert CoUison, "Bibliographic Service Center," and J. M. Edelstein, "Bibliographical Society of Amer- 
ica." 

Joan Ash, a librarv intern in the Biomedical Library, has written on "The Exchange of Academic Dis- 
sertations" for the May issue of College & Research Libraries. 

The Clark Library has published ^omc Aspects of Seventeenth-Century Medicine & Science, including 
papers read at a Clark Library Seminar on October 12, 1968. "Van Helmont, Boyle, and the Alkahest" is 
by Ladislao Reti, Professor Emeritus of Medical History at UCLA, and "The Medical Interests of Christo- 
pher Wren" is by William G. Gibson. Professor of the History of Medicine and Science at the University of 
British Columbia. Professor C. D. O'Mallev contributed the Foreword. Copies are available upon request. 

The following UCLA staff members participated in the program of the annual conference of the Amer- 
ican Library Association, held in ,'\tlantic City in June: Harold Borko presented an address, "Subject 
Analysis from a Communications Point of View," at a preconference institute on The Subject Analysis of 
Library Materials; Louise Darling presided at a program on the National Agricultural Library network, pre- 
sented by the Subject Specialists Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries; /. AI. 
Edelstein chaired a preconference institute on Americana; Everett Moore conducted meetings of the Pub- 
lishing Board, and participated in a panel discussion on censorship legislation, presented by the Intel- 
lectual Freedom Committee; and Evert Volkersz presided at a meeting of the Academic Status Committee, 
Universitv Libraries Section. .ACRL. 

The Engineering and .Mathematical Sciences Librarv has recently issued the second edition of its list 
of Periodical and Serial Holdings, including information on about 6,000 titles. Copies of the 295-page 
publication are available for purchase at S5.00, including tax (checks should be made payable to The Re- 
gents of the University of California), from the Gifts and Exchange Section in the Research Library. 

Acknowledgment is made to the particular interest of .Mrs. Man-Hing Yue Mok by Margaret Rau in her 
newly published children's book. The Ycllnu River. 

The UCLA office of the Botanical Gardens has published the 1968-69 revised edition of The Univer- 
sity Cardcn, a very handsomely printed and illustrated booklet designed to serve as a horticultural guide 
for walking tours of the campus. 

Our readers may be interested in seeing a report on the University's response to the needs of black 
students in the chapter, "UCLA: Suburbia Meets the Urban Crisis," in State Universities and Black Amer- 
icans: An Inquiry into Desegregation and Equity for Xegroes in 100 Public Uniicrsities, by John Egerton 
(Atlanta: Southern Education Reporting Service, 1969). Copies will be available at the Social Sciences 
.Materials Service, the Research Library Reference Desk, and the College Library. 



July-August, 1969 45 

Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The following items are examples of important materials on microfilm recently received by the Lib- 
rary: 

The official records from 1858 to 1912 of the Russian Ministry of War, on 19 reels. (Russia. Voennoe 
Ministerstvo. V sepodanneishii otchet o deistviakh Voermago Ministerstva.) 

Journals of the London Court of Common Council, the record of the Assembly of Freemen of London, from 
1518 to 1553, on 5 reels. 

Reportories, or minutes, of the London Court of Aldermen, from 1518 to 1552, on 7 reels. 

Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal, published in Shanghai by the American Presbyterian Mission 
Press, volumes 8 to 72 for 1896 to 1941, on 32 reels. 

Annates des Mines, a collection of reports by mining engineers, published in Paris from 1816 to 1851, on 
16 reels. 

S. M. 



Funds to Support Development of Information Center 

The Office of Science Information Service of the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant 
of 5208,400 to the Institute of Library Research for the next step in the development of a Center for In- 
formation Services. The purpose of the Center is to provide a capability, in the University Library, to 
acquire magnetic-tape data-bases and, in cooperation with the Campus Computing Network, to provide 
various kinds of mechanized information services from them to the University community. The grant will 
support the development of specifications for the Center, programs for the use of multiple data-bases, and 
experience with mechanized information services. 



iCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Norman Dudley, Richard King, Samuel 
Margolis, James V. Mink, Everett T. .Moore, Roberta Nixon, Robert Vosper. 



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••UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNrA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 22, Number 9 



September, 1969 



Beerbohm Originals in the Majl Ewing Collection 

Witty, urbane, perceptive, and "a sticker of pins into inflated ballons" (as he was described by the 
Dean of St. Paul's in funeral services at the Cathedral) was Sir Max Beerbohm, "the incomparable Max." 

Over a period of some thirty years, the late Pro- 
fessor Majl Ewing of UCLA's English Department 
took delight in developing his collection of the 
works of Max Beerbohm, in which the essence of 
late Victorian and Edwardian England had been 
captured. This collection, which formed a small 
but special part of the library of Professor and 
Mrs. Ewing, was bequeathed to the University Li- 
brary with the understanding that it would be de- 
posited at the Clark Library. Here it takes its 
place as an adjunct to the splendid Oscar Wilde 
and 1890's holdings. 

Important as are the first editions of Beer- 
bohm 's printed works in the Ewing collection (and 
with the exception of .Max's first publication, ju- 
venile and elusive, the Carmen Becceriense which 
was written and printed while he was a scholar at 
the Charterhouse, they are all present), they are 
eclipsed in interest by the manuscripts, associa- 
tion copies, and original drawings which Profes- 
sor Ewing selected. In an article written for the 
Summer 1963 issue of the Quarterly News Letter 
of the Book Club of California, the collector re- 
counted with gusto the genesis and growth of his 
collection and described his favorite pieces. 
.Much of the following is based upon that enthusi- 
astic account. 

The first original Beerbohm drawing acquired by Professor Ewing, and his favorite when he wrote in 
1963, was "A Memory of Mr. Andrew Lang," drawn in 1926. Subsequently Professor Ewing purchased a 
self-portrait of Max as a young man (executed in pencil, and reproduced here). It is tempting to believe 
that if he were writing now this one might claim priority of interest. Once started, the collection of draw- 
ings grew to more than forty in number, eighteen of which were illustrations for the 1900 Christmas num- 
ber of The World. 

Among manuscript materials, there are one-page drafts of the poems "The ,Mote in the Middle Distance' 
and the "Ballade of Judges." Both were unpublished at the time of purchase, but subsequently were 




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included in J. G. Riewald's Max in Verse, issued in 1963- Of special interest is the fair-copy manuscript 
of "The Guerdon," a parody on Henry James, which he sent to Mary Hunter in 1916. Miss Hunter had this 
bound in an elegant red morocco Zaehnsdorf binding, together with Max's letter concerning the piece, and 
a sonnet to James written in alternate lines by Beerbohm and Edmund Gosse. When Max saw the sumptu-, 
ous binding, he drew on one of the extra leaves a magnificent gallery, with a minute Max poised in the en- 
trance, saying, "M. B.'s distressing sense of his own unworthiness to be in the palace built by Zaehns- 
dorf at the behest of M. H." 



Max's penchant for embellishing his own 
and the books of others with sketches or notes 
is well-known. The prime example of this oc- 
curs in a copy of the 1950 edition of his Christ- 
mas Garland, which he sent to a charity sale for 
the Save the Children Fund at Christie's on June 
11, 1952. He autographed the title-page, and on 
the verso struck out the edition note, substituting, 
"What nonsense! THIS is the first edition — con- 
sisting of 25 copies only, and in great demand 
among all the best bibliophiles. M. B. 1952." 
He also added pencil medallion portraits of Henry 
James and Edmund Gosse in the text. The cata- 
loger took him seriously and listed it as a rare 
first edition, but without noticing the portraits. 
This was too much for Max, who wrote on May 
26 that he feared viewers and bidders might be 
taken in by his joke. To Professor Ewing "this 
[was his] perfect bit of Beerbohmiana — the great 
parodies I can now enjoy, the spoofing authenti- 
cation, the medallions of two old friends, and 
Max's polite but chiding letter." 

It is evident that in forming his collection 
Professor Ewing experienced the joys of book 
collecting to the full, and it was his hope that 
students using the collection would feel, as he 
had felt, a sense of delight in Max's exquisite 
wit and style. We at the Clark Library are pleased 
that this collection, put together with so much knowledge, thought, and pleasant labor, can be made avail- 
able here to those students for whom it will have meaning and value. 




W.E.C. 



Early English Dictionaries on Display 



An exhibition of English dictionaries, showing the development of lexicography from the twelfth 
through the eighteenth centuries, will be shown in the Research Library from September 25 to October 21. 
Included are such landmarks as Edmund Coote's The English Schoole-maister o( 1596, Robert Cawdry's 
A Table Alphabettcall of 1604, and Thomas Blount's Clossographia (the dictionary that introduced etymo- 
logical derivations) of 1656. The eighteenth century is represented by, among others, the works of John 
Kersey and Nathaniel Bailey, and of course by Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language. 
Items were selected for inclusion in the display by Robert L. CoUison, who has also compiled an an- 
notated checklist for the display, entitled "The English Dictionary before Webster: Fifty Landmarks 
in the History of the English Language." Copies of the checklist will be available in the exhibit area 
and at the Reference Desk in the Research Library 



September, 1969 



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Exhibition on the Bicentenary of Son Diego 

An exhibition in tiie Research Library from August 21 to September 23 honors the bicentenary- of the 
founding of San Diego. The materials in the display, all from the California Collection in the Department 
of Special Collections, consist of some seventy-five books, several old maps, and a large number of pic- 
tures and ephemeral pieces. Most of the books are early San Diego imprints of historical interest; one is 
a rare literary item: Glimpses of San Diego. Historic and Prophetic, a Poem by 0. W. Gates. Read Be- 
fore the Cliothean Society of Point Loma Seminary. San Diego. Gal.. August 12. 1875. 




The famous Mission at San Diego is well documented in the exhibit with books and early photographs. 
Reproduced here is a photograph dating from 1897, showing the dilapidated condition of the building at 
that time. 

Reflecting a change of pace from the busy city of today are those books, produced from about 1870 
until the end of the century, which describe the charms and attractions of a younger San Diego. Two of 
them, obviously written with the idea of attracting settlers, were published by the San Diego Chamber of 
Commerce: Descriptive, Historical, Commercial, Agricultural, and Other Important information Relative 
to the City of San Diego (1874), and San Diego and Southern California. The Climate, Resources and 
Future Prospects (1870?). The Directory of San Diego City and County, 1897, says in an introductory 
section: 

In point of location, the city is exceptionally favored, being situated upon a large and commodi- 
ous bay, forming a perfect landlocked harbor. This is the only safe harbor south of San Fran- 
cisco and is the favored rendesvaus [sic] for drill of the North Pacific Squadron. 

Other items in the exhibit concern the Panama-California Exhibition (San Diego, 1915-1916), the Navy 
base, the city government, schools, and libraries, and the Fire Department. Old photographs of the har- 
bor, parks, streets, and buildings show a very different San Diego from the large metropolis it has now 
become. Several San Diego County histories are alsoincluded; two of the most interesting are William 
Ellsworth Smythe's History of San Diego, 1542-1907 (San Diego, 1907), and Clarence Alan .McGrew's 
City of San Diego and San Diego County (Chicago and New York, 1922). 



B. W. 



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Oral History Interviews on Education in California 

James Mink has interviewed Paul Squibb, founder of the Midland School in Los Olivos, California, 
and its headmaster from 1932 to 1952, and also Louise A. Chrimes, head housekeeper at the school during? 
the same period. The Oral History Program's series on the Midland School will be completed with the 
forthcoming interview of Benedict Rich, headmaster since 1952, and will then comprise a profile of an ex- 
ample of private secondary education in California, with information also on the history of the California 
Association of Independent Schools. Thompson ^'ebb, founder of the Webb School in Claremont, has also 
been interviewed. 

These interviews are part of the Oral History Program's larger series on the history of education in 
California, which includes, among others, Corinne Seeds on the UCLA University Elementary School, 
Ellis A. Jarvis on the Los Angeles City Schools, Robert McHargue on Los Angeles Pierce College, and 
Arthur Gould on state problems in the organization of education. 



Publications 

The Fall 1969 edition of the UCLA Library Guide has been published and is available at all public 
service desks in the campus libraries. 

The Clark Library has published The Terraqueous Globe: The History of Geography and Cartography. 
the proceedings of a Clark Library Seminar held on April 27, 1968. The papers published here are "Edmond 
Halley and Thematic Geo-Cartography," by Norman J. W. Thrower, and "On Chateaubriand's Journey from 
Paris to Jerusalem, 1806-07." by Clarence J. Glacken, and William Conway has provided the Introduction. 

The papers of another Clark Library Seminar, entitled The Task of the Editor, of February 8, 1969, 
have also been issued. They include "The Ideal of Textual Criticism," by James Thorpe, and "The Prac- 
tice of Textual Criticism," by Claude M. Simpson, Jr. The Foreword is by Vinton A. Dearing. Copies of 
the Clark Library Seminar Papers are available on request from the Gifts and Exchange Section, Research 
Library. 

"The Painted Book-Covers of Siena" is a bibliography prepared by Robert L. Collison for his address 
on this subject at a meeting of the Friends of the UCL.A Library on July 30. Copies of the three-page 
mimeographed list are available on request at the Reference Department, Research Library. 

Oral History at Arrouhead: Proceedings of the First National Colloquium on Oral History, edited by 
Elizabeth Dixon and James Mink, has been issued in a second edition by the Oral History Association. 
The first colloquium, which led to the organization of the Association, was held in 1966 at the University's 
Lake Arrowhead Conference Center under the sponsorship of the UCLA Oral History Program. Copies may 
be purchased for S3. 00 from the Association's treasurer. Professor Knox Mellon, Department of History, 
Immaculate Heart College, 2021 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90027. 



Acknowledgments 

Gratitude is expressed to Shimeon Brisman for his help and advice in two recently published books: 
Music in Ancient Israel, by Alfred Sendry, and A Field of Buttercups, a biography of the Polish Jewish 
educator, Janusz Karczak. by Joseph Hyams. 

Robert L. Wright, Professor of Comparative Literature at Michigan State University, has written to 
Wilbur Smith concerning the broadsides, songsters, and chapbooks in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions: Your holdings impress and excite me; I know nothing to approach them west of the Newberry Li- 
brary." 



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Open House 

Several libraries will participate in the University's Open House on Sunday, October 19, from 11 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. There will be tours of the Powell Library Building and an exhibit there entitled "Sounds of the 
UCLA Library," on recorded materials in the campus libraries. The exhibit of early English dictionaries, 
reported elsewhere in this issue, will be on display in the Research Library. A brochure will be avail- 
able at all campus libraries showing hours and special displays. 



We Are Visited by Seven from Britain 

Seven librarians from Great Britain — members of the Midlands Group of the University College and 
Research Section of the Librarians Association — visited libraries at UCLA on September I'S and 17 in the 
course of a two-week study tour to California and Texas. This is the second such tour to the United 
States, the first having been made in 1966 to several academic libraries on the East Coast. Their purpose 
has been to enable "middle management" of British academic libraries to see for themselves what their 
opposite numbers in the United States were thinking and planning. 

The trips have had to be brief because their cost has to a great extent been borne by the individuals 
concerned. "By concentrating on three or four important libraries," wrote Mr. Anthony Nlicholls. Sub- 
Librarian of the University of Birmingham, about the earlier tour, "we found that we learned a very great 
deal in a short time." 

The group went first to the San Francisco Bay area to visit UCB and Stanford, then came to Los 
Angeles to visit UCLA and the Huntington Library. From here they went on to the University of Texas, 
at Austin. On their final day in the United States, they scheduled a seminar for themselves, for a sum- 
ming-up. At UCLA, they visited a number of libraries, but concentrated mainly on the Research and Col- 
lege Libraries and the Biomedical Library. 

The members of the group were Miss Edith M. Cairns, Deputy Librarian, University of Reading; Rev. 
F. J. Courtney, S.J., Librarian, Heythrop College, Oxfordshire; Mr. Ronald F. Eatwell, Librarian, Univer- 
sity of Surrey, Guildford; Miss A. M. McAulay, Librarian, University of Durham; Miss M. Peters, Librarian, 
Nature Conservancy, Edinburgh; Mr. J. S. Turney, Foreign Office Library, in London; and Miss Margaret 
Weedon, English Faculty Library, Oxford. 

Document of Price-Fixing in 1811 

The rare first edition of The London Cabin el- Makers' Union Book of Prices (London: Printed by Bal- 
lantine & Byworth ... For the Committee: and sold by Potts and Collison, 1811) has been acquired by 
the Business Administration Library for its Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books in the History of 
Business and Economics. A Committee of Masters and Journeymen prepared this book to fix the prices 
which might be charged for all kinds of cabinet work. The text is therefore valuable for the study of the 
wages and prices at that time, as well as for the history of furniture design. Detailed specifications for 
all types of cabinet furniture are included. It also has interest as a document of the fixing of prices 
through collective bargaining, since both masters and journeymen sat on the committee responsible for 
the work. 

Books of this sort were heavily used and rarely survive. The text was reprinted with few alterations 
in 1824 and again in 1836; the British Museum records only these later editions. The Library's copy of 
the 1811 printing bears ample evidence of its daily use in a workshop: the corners of the last leaves are 
purple-stained, perhaps from an accident with a liquid used in the cabinet-makers' workshop. 

R. K. 



52 UCLA Librarian 



'UCLA on the Move,' a New History of the University 

Andrew Hamilton, Public Affairs Officer, and John B. Jackson, Publications Manager, have collabor- 
ated in the writing of UCLA on the Move, during Fifty Golden Years, 1919-1969, which will be published 
on October 1 by the Ward Ritchie Press. The Clark Library, the Belt Library of Vinciana, and the Univer- 
sity Library system are represented in the volume's text and illustrations, and materials in the Department 
of Special Collections were heavily used in the preparation of the book. Copies may be purchased at S8.95 
before publication (and at $10.00 thereafter), plus five per cent sales tax for California purchasers, from 
the UCLA Alumni Association, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90024. Royalties will sup- 
port Gold Shield scholarships. 



Staff Publications and Activities 

Richard King's article on "Joseph Paxton and the Crystal Palace" has been published in the May is- 
sue of Industrial Archaeology: The journal of the History' of Industry and Technology. 

Shimeon Brisman has written on "The Jewish Studies Collection at UCLA" for the 1969/70 volume of 
the Jewish Book Annual. 

J. M. Edelstein has written an account of the joint meeting of the Rare Books Section of the Associa- 
tion of College and Research Libraries and the Bibliographical Society of America, held last June in Phil- 
adelphia, for the AB Bookman' s Weekly of August 25. 

Mr. Edelstein's review of The Private Labyrinth of Malcolm Loivry , by Perle S. Epstein, has been 
published in the August 2 issue of the Neiv Republic. 

Everett Moore has reviewed Paul Boyer's Purity in Print: The Vice-Society Movement and Book Cen- 
sorship in America for the July issue of the journal of Library History. 

Betty Rosenberg has a review of Gertrude K. Stoughton's The Books of California in the same issue 
of the journal of Library History. 

Seymour Lubetzky and Robert Hayes have collaborated in the writing of an article, "Bibliographic Di- 
mensions in Information Control," which has been published in the July issue of .American Documentation. 

James Mink spoke on "The Santa Ynez Valley in Transition from Early to Modern Times" at the an- 
nual meeting of the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society on July 27. 

Robert Vosper has been appointed by the American Council on Education and the Association of Re- 
search Libraries to serve on the advisory committee for a study of university library management practices, 
being undertaken with support from the Council on Library Resources. 

Louise Darling's paper on computer applications to reference work and library networks was read by 
Gloria Werner at a panel discussion of "Modern Reference Service: Humanistic \'alues in a Technological 
Context," at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Library Association in Seattle on September 3- 



UCL:\ Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Richard King, James 
.Mink, Everett Moore, Tom Parker, David Smith, Brooke Whiting. 



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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LQS ANGELES 2 4- 



Volume 22, Number 10 



October, 1969 




Scene from "The Realization of a Negro's Ambition," starring Noble Johnson. 
(Lincoln Motion Picture Company, 1916.) 



The Johnson Collection on Negro Films 

The George P. Johnson Negro Film Collection, housed in the Department of Special Collections, re- 
flects the early involvement of Negroes in the moving picture industry. .Mr. Johnson's first contact with 
the industry was in 1916 as General Booking .Manager of the Lincoln .Motion Picture Company, the first 
all-Negro moving picture companv. Correspondence, playbills, advertising materials, still photographs, 
and records of Negro movie theaters of this period form a part of the collection. Materials on more than 
one hundred firms and corporations which have produced Negro films, such as the Bookertee Film Company 
of Los .-Angeles, the .Million Dollar Production Company of Hollywood, and the Foster Photoplay Company 
of Chicago, are also included. 

Pamphlets, newspaper and magazine clippings, and miscellaneous papers of Mr. Johnson are also in 
the collection. There are listings of some 1,400 Negro film actors and actresses, with some of their roles, 



54 UCLA Librarian 

and other listings of Negroes prominent in entertainment, sports, the arts, music, and television. A file 
of Negro film productions with casts probably constitutes a unique record. The Johnson Collection docu- 
ments a once-thriving industry in which Negroes produced and performed in films intended for Negro audi- 
ences. 

George P. Johnson's career included the publication of the Tulsa Guide, an Oklahoma Territorial 
Negro newspaper; a real estate business in Muskogee, Oklahoma; and ownership of the Pacific Coast News 
Bureau in Los Angeles. Mr. Johnson, now a retired postal employee, continues to contribute clippings 
and articles to be added to the Negro Film Collection. An oral history transcript of interviews with Mr. 
Johnson is in preparation. 

E. V. 



Library Exhibitions: The Balkans, and New Japanese Books 

An exhibition on the Balkan countries, to be shown in the University Research Library from October 
22 to November 19, has been designed to honor an international conference, entitled "Aspects of the Bal- 
kans: Continuity and Change," which is meeting from October 23 to 28 under the auspices of the Center 
for Russian and East European Studies as part of UCLA's 50th anniversary celebration. Materials from 
the Research Library, the Music Library, the Ethnomusicology Archive, the Map Library, the Department 
of Special Collections, and the Ethnic Arts Museum will be selected for display by Rosemary Neiswender, 
with the assistance of Joan Barker, Marian Engelke, and a number of faculty members. 

"Books from Japan," an exhibition of new Japanese publications, will be displayed from October 20 
to 29 in the College Library and in two exhibit cases in the Research Library. The books are from a col- 
lection made available by the Consul General of Japan and will be donated to the Library following the 
exhibit. Stephen Lin is selecting items from the collection for display, and Roberta Nixon, Joanne Bu- 
chanan, and Marian Engelke will design and install the exhibit. 



Rare Books on the Dutch Trading Companies 

Six works of great importance in the history of the Dutch East and West India Companies have recently 
been acquired by the Business Administration Library for its Robert E. Gross Collection of rare books in 
the history of business and economics. Caspar Commelin's Beschryvmge van Amsterdam (1723) describes 
the commerce of Amsterdam with all parts of the world at the time of the city's greatest power. Zee-Politie 
der Vereenighde Nederlanden (1670), by Johan Tjassens, gives a detailed description of Dutch naval insti- 
tutions and has an appendix of all documents of public law relating to the West India Company, East India 
Company, Company of the North, Company of Assurance, and so on. Historie der Nederlandscher . . . tot 
den j are 1612 (1635), by Emanuel van Meteren, is a celebrated work which contains valuable information 
on the life of Henry Hudson and on the history of William Usselinex and the first attempts to establish the 
West India Company. 

Wilhelm Schouten's Indische Voyage has been acquired in the rare first edition of 1676; it is an eye- 
witness account of a voyage which lasted from 1658 to 1665, and it describes events in the early Dutch 
occupation of the East Indies. In Gedenkwaerdig Bedryf der Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Maetschappye 
(1670), Olfert Dapper describes the second and third embassies of the Dutch East India Company to China, 
and also provides an account of Dutch actions on Formosa. The rare French edition of Johan Nieuhof's 
L' Amhassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Unies vers I' Empereur de la Chine (1665) has also been ob- 
tained; this work is a relation of the first mission of the Dutch East India Company to China, and is one 
of the few early descriptions of China from a non-Jesuit source. 

S.R.M. 



October, 1969 55 

Botanical lllustrotions Are Exhibited in the Biomedical Library 

An exhibition of twentieth-century botanical art and illustration, on loan from the Hunt Botanical Li- 
brary at Carnegie-Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, will be displayed on the first and fourth floors of the 
Biomedical Library until November 7. A jury of botanists, botanical artists, and other specialists has 
selected for exhibition a variety of water colors, wood engravings, ink drawings, linocuts, and etchings 
which had been executed primarily for reproduction in technical and popular botanical publications. The 
works of some 80 artists, from 28 countries, are included in the display. 

The San Francisco botanical printmaker, Henry Evans, presented an illustrated lecture on September 
18 to inaugurate the exhibition at a joint meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Gardens and the Friends of 
the UCLA Library. A catalogue of the exhibition, priced at $1.00, may be purchased at the Administrative 
Office of the Biomedical Library, or at the Library Card Window in the Research Library. 



Acquisition of Collections on Recent California History 

A collection of papers on the California Democratic Council from 1958 to 1968, assembled by Knox 
Mellon, Jr., a director of the Council, has been presented by him to the Department of Special Collections. 
Included are correspondence, minutes of CDC board meetings, and ephemera concerning specific topics of 
interest to the CDC, such as civil defense and the film "Operation Abolition." The 6,000 pieces in the 
collection provide a look at a decade of grass-roots politics in California. 

The papers of the California Osteopathic Association, an active organization that voluntarily ceased 
to exist in 1962, have been given to the Department of Special Collections by Dr. Dorothy Marsh, a former 
president of the Association. The collection of some 3,000 items of correspondence, clippings, and other 
pieces provides detailed documentation on the plans for a merger of the osteopathic profession with the 
California Medical Association, and includes material on the difficulties attendant on the merger, the legal 
and political implications of the move, and the resulting formation of a group of dissident osteopaths who 
refused to accept the merger. 

S. T. 



New Heads of Library Units Are Appointed 

Two important appointments in the physical science libraries have been made during the summer. 
George W. Keller has transferred from the University Library on the Irvine campus, where he was Catalog- 
ing and Acquisitions Librarian for the sciences and engineering, to become the Chemistry Librarian at 
UCLA, and Judith Corin, formerly Head Librarian at Rocketdyne North American, has accepted the posi- 
tion of Physics Librarian here. 

Mr. Keller's academic background includes, in addition to his Master's degree in library science from 
the University of Illinois, a Bachelor's degree in chemistry and a Master's degree in physical science from 
Peabody College. He has had eight years of teaching experience in chemistry and science. 

After receiving her graduate library degree from Immaculate Heart College, Miss Corin began her ca- 
reer as a special librarian at North American Rockwell and at the Rand Corporation. She has co-authored 
papers on "Divisional Experience with a Corporate-Wide SDI Program" and "ERIC Guidelines for Abstract- 
ing and Indexing." 

P. A. 



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Address on 'British Library Cooperation' 

The City Librarian of Westminster, K. C. Harrison, will lecture on "British Library Cooperation" at 
12:30 p.m., Thursday, November 13, in Bunche Hall Room 1209-B, under the sponsorship of the School of 
Library Service. Mr. Harrison is the editor of The Library World and the author of several books and a con- 
tributor to professional library journals. The public is welcome to attend the lecture without charge. 



'Center for Information Services' 

The Center for Information Services is intended to be a major part of the University Library's response 
to the new situation created by the appearance of information in the medium of magnetic tape. Libraries 
are essentially repositories of information in whatever form it may happen to be recorded, and most modern 
libraries have accepted their responsibility to provide information in media such as phono-records, record- 
ing tapes, slides, prints, filmstrips, and microforms. Some 10 to 15 years ago, the use of magnetic tapes 
in conjunction with computers to provide an efficient mode of information handling became a working real- 
ity, first in the physical sciences and engineering and later in the biological sciences; more recently, high- 
speed data-processing through electronic equipment has begun to be feasible in the social sciences and 
the humanities. 

Simultaneously, large reductions in computer costs have been achieved through the use of solid-state 
micro-circuitry and the organization of time-sharing habits, and computers have evolved through three gen- 
erations, each one approximately 100 times more powerful than the last in terms of internal storage capac- 
ity and speed of operation. The installation of computers has been spreading rapidly through society, from 
a few formidably specialized and esoteric scientific research projects to increasingly general data-proces- 
sing applications — in commerce and industry, in local government, in hospitals, in the day-to-day research 
and administrative concerns of a university, and in libraries (so far used more for clerical than for biblio- 
graphical tasks). It has been estimated that at the end of 1968 there were some 67,200 computers installed 
in the United States, with 23,300 more on order; for all other countries, the estimate was 6,800 installed 
and 2,000 on order. 

The kinds of information which it has been found profitable to store on tape are large files of itemized 
or tabular data, such things as current bibliographies, abstracts, census statistics, personnel files, and 
inventory records. As progress is made in computer-controlled typesetting, full texts of prose may become 
generally available on tape, to be used not as replacements for books but for producing, for example, a 
concordance of a text, a list of all authors cited in a work, a count of word-frequencies, a tabulation of 
variant spellings, or a scansion analysis. For the present, information on tape consists in the main of 
data organized into small repeating patterns which can be encoded in a specified format, usually within 
the confines of a single punched card. Great dividends can then accrue from the machine's ability to ma- 
nipulate these recurring units in fractions of a minute, to do listing, counting, or sorting tasks which would 
otherwise take hours or days to perform. 

In 1966 the Institute of Library Research on this campus obtained a grant from the National Science 
Foundation to carry out a feasibility study of the prospects for incorporating data bases on magnetic tape 
into the overall structure of the UCLA Library. It was hoped that the eventual outcome could be useful 
as a model for similar developments on other UC campuses, and possibly in other universities. The basic 
premises were that data bases were becoming widely available from a variety of governmental, commercial, 
and scholarly agencies, and that, in view of their significance for research, UCLA should not be left with- 
out access to them. 

A preliminary survey listed some thirty tape files of major bibliographical reference data, including 
the Library of Congress MARC project. Chemical Abstracts, Nuclear Science Abstracts, and MEDLARS, 



October, 1969 57 



with more planned to appear on the market in the next five years. On the basis of that study, presented 
to the National Science Foundation as a report entitled Mechanized Information Services in the University 
Library, Phase I -Planning, funding was obtained for Phase II - Detailed System Design and Programming 
(as announced in the July-August 1969 issue of the UCLA Librarian). 

The name given to the project is "Center for Information Services," although it will actually be a serv- 
ice rather than a place. Inquiries from the patron will be handled like other reference questions at the pub- 
lic service desks throughout the Library system. The Library will be responsible for acquisition, catalog- 
ing, and reference, and the Campus Computing Network will be responsible for any large-scale manipula- 
tion of data and, at a subsequent stage, any on-line service. 

Staff from the Library, the CCN, and the Institute will be concerned in Phase II with detailed speci- 
fications—establishing Library procedures, experimenting with a few selected data bases, and program- 
ming the computer. It is hoped that some 10 to 15 librarians will be able to devote 20 percent of their 
time to the project, starting about March 1970, to gain knowledge of the characteristics and use of mag- 
netic-tape data bases, to cooperate with the ILR staff on the description and creation of the requisite Li- 
brary procedures, and to participate in a training and orientation program involving actual experimental 
operation. Simultaneously, a network of committees is being set up to deal with policy issues, with tech- 
nical questions, and with the user needs of various academic disciplines; as the project unfolds, the im- 
plications for other UC campuses will be studied by a University-wide committee. 

The work of specification and design will lead to the implementation of the system and the monitor- 
ing of its performance, to determine whether the experimental design is successful, whether an appropriate 
service function can be agreed upon, and whether the fiscal questions can be resolved. Because the basic 
support comes from the National Science Foundation, most of the initial activity of the Center will, not 
unexpectedly, concern the sciences and engineering, but all the signs are that within the next decade or 
so the need for information in this format will become commonplace in all branches of learning. It is with 
this in mind that the Center for Information Services is being designed as a potential service of the Library 
to the campus as a whole. 

D.R.S. & P.G. W. 



Typography and Graphic Arts Lecture by Reynolds Stone 

Reynolds Stone will speak on "Influences and Enthusiasms" at 3:30 p.m. on October 30 in Knudsen 
Hall Room 1200B, in the eleventh public lecture in a series on typography and graphic arts sponsored by 
the School of Library Service. Mr. Stone, whose engravings reflect the influences of both Thomas Bewick 
and Eric Gill, is also a typographic designer; the Minerva and Janet type faces are credited to him. He 
has designed several bookplates for the UCLA Library, including those for the Eric Gill Collection, at 
the Clark Library, and the Sadleir Collection, in the Department of Special Collections. His lecture is 
open to the public at no charge. 

Clark Library Seminar Papers Are Published 

The Clark Library has published The Lady of Letters in the Eighteenth Century, papers read at a 
Clark Library Seminar on January 18. The two papers are "Letters of Advice to Young Spinsters," by 
Irvin Ehrenpreis, Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and "Ladies of Letters in the Eigh- 
teenth Century," by Robert Halsband, Professor of English at Columbia University. The Foreword is by 
Earl Miner, Professor of English at UCLA. Copies are available on request from the Clark Library or from 
the Gifts and Exchange Section in the Research Library. 



58 UCLA Librarian 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The Library has acquired 28 reels of microfilm of General Hans von Seeckt's Private and Official 
Papers, which were seized from the Heeresarchive by American armed forces at the close of World War II. 
The General was one of the chief policy makers of the Weimar Republic. Microfilm copies have also been 
received of the complete run on one reel of the San Francisco California Star and Califomian, 1847-1848; 
2 reels of the Las Vegas Age, 1914-1925; the Buenos Aires La Prensa, 1869-1927, on 295 reels; 5 reels 
of the daily Bamako, Mali L'Essor; the Verulam, Natal bi-monthly, Inkundla ya Bantu, 1944-1951, on 6 
reels; the weekly Johannesburg International (the organ of the International League of the South African 
Labor Party), 1915-1924, on 2 reels; the Johannesburg-Cape Town bi-monthly, Umsebenzi (South African 
Worker), 1924-1938, on 4 reels; Fighting Talk (the organ of the Springbok Legion, an organization which 
sought equality for all races in South Africa), 1954-1963, on one reel; and the Ghana Royal Gold Coast 
Gazette, 1822-1823, a complete run on one reel. 

S. M. 



Publications 

Diane Kennedy has written on "The Chicano Press" for the September number of the !Aissouri Library 
Association Quarterly, a special issue concerned with underground newspapers. 

Linda Angold's paper. Cost and Time Analysis of Monograph Cataloging in Hospital Libraries: A 
Preliminary Study, has been published as Report number 51 by the Wayne State University School of Med- 
icine Library and Biomedical Information Service Center. 

Book Selection and Censorship in the Sixties, edited by Eric Moon, has just been published by the 
R. R. Bowker Company. Mr. Moon has assembled this anthology almost entirely from articles originally 
published in the Library journal, of which he was formerly the Editor. UCLA contributors to the volume 
are Everett Moore ("Clean Down the Drain") and Jerome Cushman ("The Hidden Persuaders in Book Selec- 
tion" and also a portion of a symposium on "Book Rejection: Is It Censorship?"), and former staff mem- 
bers Donald Black (in the symposium on "Book Rejection") and Sanford Berman ("Where It's At"). 



Acknowledgments 

Richard H. Rouse, of the Department of History at UCLA, has, in the Introduction to his Serial Bib- 
liographies for Medieval Studies (University of California Press, 1969), expressed his thanks for the as- 
sistance of J. M. Edelstein, Andrew Horn, Frances Zeitlin, and Alex Baer, among others, and adds, "Es- 
pecial appreciation is due to Ann Hinckley, of the Research Library of UCLA, who procured many of these 
materials for us and graciously shared with us her knowledge of bibliography." 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, James Cox, Nancy 
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Instruction in Library Use for High Potential Students 

"Research Skills in the Library Context," a two-quarter course of instruction in the use of the 
Library, has been planned by Instructor Elena Frausto and Instruction Specialist Joe Taylor, of the 
Department of Special Educational Programs, in cooperation with the Reference staff of the College 
Library. According to the introduction to the course, it 

involves a task-oriented program designed to teach the Chicano High Potential students how 
to utilize Powell Library to their maximum advantage. Organized originally to substitute 
for and expand the traditional library tour as well as to eliminate the frequent frustrations 
experienced by most students when using the library, this course includes three separate 
phases beginning with simple tasks to acquaint students with the various facilities at 
Powell and ending with a number of complex research projects . . . 

Fifteen tasks have been designed for use in the first phase to familiarize the students with the 
locations of various facilities in the College Library, with such basic research tools as the card cat- 
alog, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and periodical indexes, and with the file of past final examinations, 
the UCLA General Catalog and Schedule of Classes, and the Audio Room. The questions used in this 
phase have been prepared by Miss Frausto and the Reference librarians. 

The remainder of the Fall Quarter is given over to the second phase, an intensive oral review of 
the material previously covered, for reinforcement and for evaluation of each student's progress. The 
third phase of the course, in the Winter Quarter, will be devoted to a graduated sequence of ten research 
projects. The scope is perhaps best illustrated by the sample projects cited in the outline of the course: 

Projects 1 and 2: Bibliography. Example: Compile a bibliography for a research paper on 
the contribution of Mexican-Americans in World War II. 

Projects 3 and 4: Bibliography and outline. Example: Compile a bibliography and write an 
outline for a research paper on the mythology of the Aztecs. 

Projects 5 and 6: Bibliography and expanded outline. Example: Compile a bibliography and 
write an expanded outline for a research paper on migrant labor in California. 

Projects 7 and 8: 5-10 page research paper. Example: Write a research paper on the repre- 
sentation of minorities on the campuses of the University of California. 

Final project: Compilation of a Chicano Bibliography for the Chicano library of the future. 
Example: Each student will choose a subject area related to his interests and will compile 
a detailed bibliography to be presented to both the Powell Library staff and the Mexican- 
American Cultural Center on campus. 



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The course, which is required of all Chicano High Potential students, calls for them to spend two 
hours daily from Monday to Friday in the College Library. During those times. Miss Frausto and six 
teaching assistants are present in the main reading room and the conference room to help the hundred 
students with their course assignments and with any other curricular problems they might have. 

The course has entailed daily conferences between the instructor and the Reference staff; the par- 
ticipants consider the course to be an experimental model for possible use in all future High Potential 
programs. 

M.D. 



Clark Library Professor's Seminar Series on English Civilization 

Professor H.T. Swedenberg, who is serving for the academic year 1969/70 as the first Clark 
Library Professor, has organized a series of seminars for graduate students and faculty on the general 
theme of English Civilization in the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries, to be held at the 
Clark Library. The first meeting convened on October 10, when Professor Maynard Mack, Sterling Pro- 
fessor of English at Yale University, spoke on "Poetry and Politics: Mighty Opposites." The second 
in the series was "The Classics and John Bull, 1660—1714," a paper read by Professor J.W. Johnson, 
of the University of Rochester, on October 31. Future speakers and the dates for which they are sched- 
uled are: 

December 4 "The Limits of Historical Veracity in Restoration Drama," by John Loftis, Pro- 
fessor of English, Stanford University. 

January 23 "Hogarth's Narrative Method in Practice and Theory," by Robert R. Wark, Art Cura- 
tor, the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. 

February 11 "The Mood of the Church and A Tale of a Tub," by Robert Adams, Professor of 
English, UCLA. 

March 4 "The English Physician in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century," by CD. 

O'Malley, Professor of Medical History, UCLA. 

April 15 "Prose Fiction and Society," by Maximillian E. Novak, Professor of English, UCLA. 

April 29 "Poetry of the 1740's," by Bertram H. Bronson, Professor of English, University of 

California, Berkeley. 

May 6 "Literary Satire and Pictorial Caricature," by Jean H. Hagstrum, Professor of Eng- 

lish, Northwestern University. 

All UCLA faculty and graduate students are invited to attend these seminars. Further information 
may be obtained by calling the Clark Library (731—8529). 



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Current Materials on Social Problems in the SSMS 

Applied social research is the principal concern of the Social Sciences Materials Service, on Floor 
A of the Research Library. Accelerating trends toward interdisciplinary approaches in the solution of 
social problems, together with increased attention on the part of the professions to the social aspects of 
their services, have led to growing demands for current research materials drawn from a wide range of sources. 
A variety of bibliographies, research studies, pamphlets, and broadsides have been assembled in the SSMS 
as part of the Library's effort to meet these demands. 

Poverty and Human Resources Abstracts, published bi-monthly by the Institute of Labor and Indus- 
trial Relations, University of Michigan-Wayne State University, is a service especially valuable for its 
broad coverage of the literature and for its inclusion of unpublished studies not cited elsewhere; each 
issue has articles on controversial or innovative approaches to some aspect of the poverty problem. The 
Institute also published Document and Reference Text: An Index to Minority Croup Employment Informa- 
tion, a "key-word-in-context" bibliography of materials on employment and related problems of Negroes, 
Spanish-speaking Americans, American Indians, Oriental-Americans, and women. Knowing and Educating 
the Disadvantaged, published by the Center for Cultural Studies, Adams State College, Colorado, con- 
centrates on the Spanish-speaking and Indian groups. The Institute for Rural America's Poverty, Rural 
Poverty, and Minority Groups Living m Poverty (June, 1969) is an annotated list of resource material, 
including government publications. 

Many innovative proposals in social problem research appear originally in the unpublished studies, 
pamphlets, and newsletters issued by a rapidly expanding number of centers and institutes. Brandeis 
University's Center for the Study of Violence, for example, which was established in 1966, concerns it- 
self at present with racial conflict and civil disorder in the United States; its newsletter. Confrontation, 
furnishes information on research in progress in the field of violence and summarizes conference reports 
and publications, and Riot Data Review lists and analyzes race-related civil disorders. 

A striking development on the social scene is the demand for active participation in decision-making 
by people whose traditional role has been as passive recipients of various services, social, educational, 
medical, and recreational. It ranges from the welfare recipients organized into the National Welfare Rights 
Organization, to ethnic groups involved in community control of schools, and to college students insisting 
on representation on departmental committees and boards of trustees. The appearance of such publica- 
tions as Welfare Fighter, New Careers, and The Burden of Blame: A Report on the Ocean Hill-Browns- 
ville School Controversy reflects the new attitude. The Scope of Organized Student Protest in 1964-6^, 
a report issued by the Educational Testing Service in 1966, predicted accurately that students, in addi- 
tion to their anti-war activities, would turn their efforts toward improving the conditions of the "dispos- 
sessed" elements in American society and to reforms in higher education. 

The student movement with its pressure for social change has produced a whole new literature 
characterized by emotion, lively irreverence, and a sharp eye for weak spots in the social fabric. A 
sampling of tracts includes such titles as Anthropology and Imperialism, The Iceberg Strategy: Univer- 
sities and the Military-Industrial Complex, Democracy and the University, Who Rules Columbia^, The 
Care and Feeding of Power Structures, Suggestions for a Study of Your Hometown, and "Over W - the 
last an unintentionally entertaining manual on recruiting adherents to the movement from across the 
generation gap. 

Pressure groups have long been a feature of the American social scene. With the increasing de- 
mands for a share in the benefits of an affluent society on the part of minority groups and the push for 
changes in the American system of values by much of the youthful generation, there appears to be a great 
increase in the number of new organizations founded to promote or resist change. More than 200 volun- 
tary associations are represented in the SSMS by fairly complete collections of their current pamphlets 
and studies, and many others are represented by the few items which are relevant or available. 



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Race relations is one of many topics which produce a flood of pamphlets reflecting marked diver- 
gences in points of view. The Christian Nationalist Crusade offers Gerald L.K. Smith's Black Tide and 
Red Blood, and Negro-Jewish Relations: A Bibliography represents the American Jewish Committee's 
approach; A Hundred Years Later is the contribution of the Southern Regional Council, and the Black 
Panther Party distributes A Message from Huey. Whether the question at issue is public welfare, crime, 
pollution of the environment, sex education in the schools, violence in society, censorship, race rela- 
tions, Vietnam, civil disobedience, or the role of the police in a democracy, there are certain to be or- 
ganizations forcefully taking positions, exhorting their followers, pressuring public officials, and for- 
ever publishing. 

The acquisition of materials produced by organizations for whom publishing is only an incidental 
activity poses special problems for the Library. Newspaper articles or radio and television broadcasts 
may be the sole sources of reference to the fugitive publications of transitory groups. Many significant 
items are printed in the local ethnic communities; staff and students in the four ethnic centers of the 
American Cultures Institute on campus have been most helpful in alerting the SSMS to new publications 
in the communities with which they maintain close contacts. They and other patrons have acquired ma- 
terials, in the course of their attendance at community meetings and conferences, which they have then 
contributed to the unit's collection. Such personal involvement with the collecting goals of the SSMS 
is one of the rewarding aspects for those who work with materials which reflect the changing develop- 
ments of a dynamic society. 

A.M. 



Eighteenth-Century Conference at the Clark Library 

The UCLA Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Studies Group, under the chairmanship of Pro- 
fessor Earl Miner, played host on October 31 and November 1 to an All-University Eighteenth-Century 
Studies Conference at the Clark Library. Professors Robert H. Hopkins and Arthur E. McGuinness of 
UC Davis were co-sponsors of the event, and faculty and graduate students from the various campuses 
were in attendance. Although primarily literary and English in emphasis, a panel from different cam- 
puses spoke on new directions in eighteenth-century studies in the fields of art, music, social science, 
English, French, and the history of science. 

Professor J.W. Johnson, of the University of Rochester, read a paper on "The Classics and John 
Bull, 1660—1714." This was delivered under the auspices of Professor H.T. Swedenberg, Clark Library 
Professor for 1969/70. At the final session, papers were given by Professor Ralph Rader (Berkeley), 
on "Moll Flanders and the Concept of Form in the Novel," Andrew Wright (San Diego), on "Pamela and 
the Pleasures of Confession," and Murray Krieger (Irvine), on "Fiction, Nature, and Literary Kinds in 
Johnson's Criticism of Shakespeare." 

W.E.C. 

Publication of Clark Library Seminar Papers 

The Private Collector and the Support of Scholarship, comprising papers read at a Clark Library 
Seminar on April 5, has recently been published. The papers are by Louis B. Wright, Director Emeritus 
of the Folger Shakespeare Library ("The Book Collector as Public Benefactor"), and Gordon N. Ray, 
President of the Guggenheim Foundation ("The Private Collector and the Literary Scholar"); the Fore- 
word is by Robert Vosper. Copies are available on request from the Clark Library or from the Gifts and 
Exchange Section, Research Library. 



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Acquisitions on Microfilm 

A timely acquisition for the Library has been a collection of microfilm copies of mounted newspaper 
clippings dealing with the University of California loyalty oath controversy for the period 1949 to 1956. 
The materials are from the files of UCLA History Professor John W. Caughey, who was one of the faculty 
members dismissed for refusing to sign such an oath, but later reinstated by court decision. 

Newspapers and other serial publications constitute a major part of the Library's microfilm collec- 
ting program. Billboard, the theatrical and entertainment periodical, has been acquired on 56 microfilm 
reels for the period 1894 to 1930. With two shipments just received, totaling 321 reels, the Library has 
a microfilm run of the Sacramento Daily Bee from 1857 to 1967. Other shipments of 111 reels provide 
the Library with a microfilm run of the Bangkok Daily Post from 1946 to 1968. Moscow's Izvestiia, for 
1950 to I960, has been obtained on 31 reels of microfilm. 

A set of 97 bound volumes of photocopies of the Papers (including an index) of the philosopher 
Ludwig Wittgenstein has been acquired by the Library, in addition to the microfilm copy which had been 
obtained earlier. 

S.M. 



Publications and Activities 

David Smith's article on Union Army General Benjamin Butler, entitled "The Beast of New Orleans," 
has been published in the October issue of Civil War Times lllustralcd. 

Robert Vosper presented "A New Look at Library Planning in Great Britain and Our Country" in an 
address at the joint meeting of the Barlow Society for the History of Medicine and the Los Angeles County 
Medical Association on November 13. 

The Business Administration Library has issued a new series of mimeographed Foreign Information 
Guides, compiled by Sarah R. Margolis. The first three numbers are "Sources of European Company In- 
formation," "OECD Publications," and "Foreign Statistical Sources (Europe)." She has also prepared 
Reference Guide number 7, "Economic Aspects of Urban Planning and Housing." 

Nancy Searles has revised the Business Administration Library's Serials Bibliography number 2, 
"Leading Business Journals," and Judith Truelson has updated Serials Bibliography number 4, "National 
Industrial Conference Board Serial Publications." Copies are available gratis at the Business Adminis- 
tration Library circulation desk or by mail upon receipt of a self-addressed, stamped envelope. 

Chancellor Young Addresses Friends 

The Friends of the UCLA Library are to hear Chancellor Charles E. Young at their fall dinner meet- 
ing on Monday, November 17, in the Ackerman Union. 



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of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 90024. Editor: 
Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Mimi Dudley, Richard King, Samuel 
Margolis, Ann Mitchell. 



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Video viewers in Sverdlovsk 
(Fotokhronika Tass, by V. Kuvor) 



'The Arts and the Soviet Child' 

"The Arts and the Soviet child," an exhibition of publications, illustrations, and photographs on the 
children's theater, the mass media, the special schools for the gifted in music, dance, and visual arts, 
the "artist of the children's book," and creative toys, is on display in the Research Library through Jan- 
uary 5. The exhibition provides a summary view of the aesthetic education of Russian children from their 
pre-school years through the age of seventeen. Such education is offered in special schools for the gifted, 
in general schools, in numerous and varied interest clubs, called "circles," and in other forms of amateur 
activity in the arts, all taught by professionals. 

The exhibit consists of materials recently collected in the Soviet Union by Mrs. Miriam Morton, a 
resident of Westwood, while doing research in preparation for her book. The Arts and the Russian Ch.ld 
(to be published in 1970), the first substantial study of the subject. Mrs. Morton is the anthologist of A 
Harvest of Russian Children's Literature (University of California Press, 1967) and the translator and ed- 
itor of From Two to Five, by Kornei Chukovsky (University of California Press, 1963). 



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The Soviet commitment to the education of the child in the arts, according to Mrs. Morton, is based 
on a philosophical principle which regards the aesthetic education of the young as a component of his 
overall schooling and a vital factor in his personality development. In the Soviet view, it is through the 
child's responsiveness to the aesthetic elements in the natural world, in human relationships, and in the 
achievements and aspirations of mankind that he grows into a person, also responsive to the moral values 
upon which the individual and society flourish. Aesthetics and ethics have a symbiotic association. The 
training of the gifted child to become an accomplished artist is regarded as a social duty for the enrich- 
ment of the individual and the community. 

The Soviet theaters for young spectators are unique in the world for their long existence (50 years), 
their educational goals, number, professionalism, extensive repertories, national and ethnic variety, and, 
in the words of Brooks Atkinson, former drama critic of the New York Times, "impeccable taste." Mrs. 
Morton has been able to supply the exhibit with many attractive visual and published items on this aspect 
of the performing arts and the child. Her first-hand knowledge of the special schools and the generous 
gifts of representative materials which she has received have proved immensely helpful to the exhibit. 
We have been able to select from 150 beguiling photographs of Soviet youngsters and their activities in 
nearly all of the arts. 

Again, as for the Library's exhibition in 1968 of Mrs. Morton's collection of Soviet children's books, 
she has generously contributed her time and expertise to the preparation of the exhibit and the explana- 
tory materials. Others who assisted with the exhibit are Marsha Berman, Starr Carlson, James Cox, and 
Sheena Ricchio; Marian Engelke was the Exhibition Designer and was assisted by Michael Foster. 

J.R.C. 



Exhibitions in the Biomedical Library 

"The Art of Learning Medicine — The Sophomore Year," an exhibition of drawings and etchings of May 
Lesser, is on display at the Biomedical Library through December 20. Mrs. Lesser, resident artist of the 
Medical School Class of 1971, has attended classes with the students (she is currently attending classes 
of the third year) and has added an artistic dimension to the process of medical education. Brochures of 
the exhibit are available at the Biomedical Library Reference Desk. 

A small exhibit on Florence Nightingale will be on display in the History Department of the Biomed- 
ical Library until February 1. The exhibit was prepared from the collection of works by and about Florence 
Nightingale presented to the Library in 1958 by Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Belt on the occasion of the tenth an- 
niversary of the founding of the UCLA School of Nursing. 



Acknowledgments 

"I also wish to thank the members of the reference staff of the University Research Library, Univer- 
sity of California, Los Angeles, who have rendered cheerful and accurate aid for many years, dating back 
to my brief tenure in the Department of English; and I especially thank Mrs. Ruth Berry, Miss Ardis Lodge, 
David Smith, Richard Zumwinkle, and William Osuga." (E. R. Hagemann, in his Fighting Rebels and Red- 
skins: Experiences in Army Life of Colonel George B. Sanford, 1861-1892, Norman: University of Okla- 
homa Press, 1969.) 



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Legal and Business Affairs of Ouido 

The Library recently acquired a group of papers relating to Louise De la Ramee (1839-1908), or 
"Ouida," as she was known to her contemporaries. The papers, which date from 1868 to 1883, join an ex- 
isting collection of original letters and literary manu- 
' . scripts of Ouida in the Department of Special Collec- 

tions. Ouida, one of the most successful of the nine- 
teenth-century novelists, is now remembered primarily 
as the author of Under Two Flags (London, 1867) and 
A Dog of Flanders (London, 1872). Both of these, as 
well as first editions of all the rest of her novels and 
short stories with the sole exception of In a Winter City 
(London, 1876), are represented, frequently in special 
presentation bindings, in the Library's Michael Sadleir 
Collection of Nineteenth-Century English Fiction. 

The manuscripts recently acquired are the business 
papers of James Anderson Rose, Ouida's solicitor in 
London who acted as her agent in her various business 
dealings and disputes. Ouida herself lived in Florence 
from about 1874 until her death, with only occasional 
trips to England, so that in her absence her solicitor 
was intimately involved with all her legal affairs. 

Prominent in the collection are the large number 
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payment is long overdue and frequently threatening legal 
action to collect unpaid sums. (These confirm the obser- 
vation in the Dictionary of National Biography that Ouida 
was "unpractical, and not very scrupulous in money mat- 
ters . . .") It was the solicitor's job to placate these 
tradesmen and to pay them something on account when 
money was available. Mr. Rose also acted for her in the 
several law suits in which she was involved — an aspect of 
the collection that makes rather depressing reading. 

Of greater interest are the business negotiations with 
Chatto & Windus, one of Ouida's London publishers. Here 
is the evidence that she was a highly paid writer, and that 
it was extravagance that kept her in constant debt. There 
are also indications that her American sales were extremely 
good and contributed largely to her income. 

Also included in the collection are letters from Ouida 
to Mr. Rose, as well as letters from various persons to 
Ouida (some with her manuscript additions) which she evi- 
dently sent to her solicitor so that he could act upon them. 
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of his letters to others, all relating to Ouida's business and legal affairs. Reproduced here is the first 
page of a letter in Ouida's characteristic hand; she generally wrote in purple ink on lavender paper, but 
here she uses the Hotel Langham stationery and black ink. It seems typical that she would use her sol- 
icitor as a repository for "a big box of dinner dresses," which, she goes on to say, are later to be shipped 
to her in Italy via Ostend. 

B. W. 



'Discourse' New and Old 

Old Yiddish literature came into being during the Middle Ages as an educational, cultural, and spir- 
itual aid to the under-educated Jewish women of Northern and Central Europe, and in later years it devel- 
oped into a literary language that also attracted large numbers of the Jewish men. The popularity of Yid- 
dish is evidenced by the fact that so very few copies of Old Yiddish works survived; they circulated from 
hand to hand until they fell to pieces. The first Yiddish newspaper (an Amsterdam bi-weekly in the years 
1686-1687, only one incomplete run of which has survived) made its appearance about 175 years before 
the first Hebrew newspaper. 

Another Yiddish publication which also appeared in Amsterdam, in 1797 and 1798, either as a weekly 
or as a bi-weekly, and of which only a half-dozen copies are known to be extant, was recently found among 
the unprocessed volumes of the Library's Theodore E. Cummings Collection of Hebraica and Judaica. The 
UCLA copy of Diskuhrs (Discourse) contains the entire run of 24 issues. 

The publication of the Diskuhrs has an intriguing history. In January, 1795, the French had occupied 
Holland, proclaimed it to be a republic, and organized a provisional revolutionary government. A few 
weeks later, this government had issued a declaration on the rights of the citizens of the republic. These 
events influenced a number of Jewish intellectuals and businessmen of Amsterdam to organize a political 
group to propagandize the importance of extending the newly won freedoms to the Jewish population. This 
organization was called Felix Libertate, and two of its members were later elected as the first Jewish 
representatives to the National Assembly at The Hague. With that the struggle for Jewish freedom, as 
seen by the Felix Libertate members, was ended and the organization was dissolved, but not before its 
members separated themselves from the Ashkenazic Jewish community and organized a community with 
their own place of worship and rabbi. This move by the former members of Felix Libertate brought strong 
condemnation by a majority of the Jewish population, and, in order to explain their point of view, the 
leaders of the New Community started to publish the Diskuhrs. 

As its title suggests, this periodical was published in the form of a conversation or dialogue. Some 
of these imaginary dialogues took place on a steamer going to and from Amsterdam, some were held in 
private places, but most of the discourses consisted of dialogue only without specifying where it took 
place. Usually three or four people participated in it, exchanging the latest news and gossip and ex- 
pounding the viewpoint of the New Community. The main themes were accusations against the leadership 
of the Old Community: they are anti-democratic, they don't care about the poor, they are anti-intellectual, 
they are opposed to the newly won freedoms, and they consider themselves an aristocracy. 

The Diskuhrs turned out to be a successful publication for the New Community. People read the is- 
sues and passed on the gossip and the remarks made against the Old Community. This in turn triggered 
some reaction from the Old Community leaders, who first declared a boycott against the printer of the 
Diskuhrs, and later began to publish their own Diskuhrs, imitating the type, paper, and even the style of 
their opponents. These activities might have continued for years, were it not that political changes over- 
took the country again, causing the two communities to reunite. 

S. B. 



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Publications 

The UCLA Librarians Association has published Goals for UCLA Librarians, comprising papers pre- 
sented at a conference held last February. The text was edited by Marcia Endore, and Norah Jones, Pres- 
ident of the Association, has contributed a Foreword. The nine papers in the booklet are on salaries, by 
Johanna Tallman; peer evaluation, by Edwin Kaye; tenure, by Fay Blake; grievance procedures, by Evert 
Volkersz; workloads, by June Armstrong; leaves and research grants, by John Thornbury; staff composi- 
tion, by Marcia Endore; senate membership and faculty rank, by Jean Moore; and the position of incumbent 
professionals in a faculty-status system, by Eleanore Friedgood. Copies are available on request from 
the Gifts and Exchange Section, Research Library. 

Sarah R. Margolis has compiled two more Foreign Information Guides for the Business Administration 
Library: number 4, "Selected Foreign Directories and Biographical Sources," and number 5, "Selected 
Foreign Insurance Materials." 

Nancy Searles has revised Serials Bibliography number 5, "American Management Association Serial 
Publications," and Judith Truelson has updated Reference Guide number 17, "The Afro-American in the 
Current Business World," with a page-long supplement of the same title (number 17a). Copies are avail- 
able at the Business Administration Library circulation desk or by mail upon receipt of a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope. 

Everett Moore's speech on censorship and libraries, "A Dangerous Way of Life," delivered at a con- 
ference of the Illinois Library Association in 1963 and published in Illinois Libraries, has been repub- 
lished in Libraries, Readers, and Book Selection, edited by Jean Spealman Kujoth (Scarecrow Press, 
1969). 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Shimeon Brisman, James R. Cox. Julia 
Hawkes, Richard King, Julie Kuenzel, Brooke Whiting.